The number of potholes on Northern Rivers roads significantly increases after a lot of rain.
The number of potholes on Northern Rivers roads significantly increases after a lot of rain. Marc Stapelberg

Road repair halted due to lack of coal mix

RESIDENTS using roads in Woodenbong are being asked to be patient, as roadworks on the Clarence Way are delayed.

Kyogle Council staff said they are currently experiencing an issue sourcing coal mix to repair roads, as the Lismore Plant undergoes an upgrade.

Councillor Lindsay Passfield said the situation has also been exasperated due to the prolonged wet weather the Northern Rivers has been experiencing recently.

"Unavailability of coal mix primarily and secondarily because of the weather,” Cr Passfield said.

"The potholes are so bad if you hit one it can throw you across the road into the path of an ongoing car.”

"Fortunately, some of those areas are in speed zone limited areas, so vehicles aren't driving that fast.”

Cr Passfield said he is concerned due to the number of heavy transport and school buses that use these roads daily.

"It is a very busy freight route and school bus route and it is very important we get this fixed up.”

He said trucks transporting 140,000 head of cattle from the Darling Downs come through annually to the meat works in Casino.

"(And) up to a quarter of a million pigs from the Darling Downs through to Booyong, a lot of forestry pine and hardwood plantation is harvested up there.”



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