Tyalgum Road will be closed for two weeks from Monday 9 January while Tweed Council replaces failed drainage pipes beneath the road surface.
But readers can rest assured they will still be able to access the town via Zara Road.
Council’s manager of works Ian Kite said the depth of excavations required to safely reach and replace the pipes would make it impossible to keep half of the road open during the works.
‘The location, 1.4 kilometres east of the village of Tyalgum, also has a number of environmental constraints which prevent us from diverting traffic around the immediate construction site,’ Mr Kite said.
‘So we plan to close the road from Monday 9 January to Wednesday 25 January 2012 and implement a detour plan taking traffic via Chillingham, connecting to Tyalgum along Zara Road.
‘Temporary signage will be erected to direct road users along the detour route,’ he said.
Mr Kite said the works were timed to coincide with school holidays to minimise the impact on school bus routes and other road users and to have the road reopened in time for Australia Day celebrations in Tyalgum.
‘Extra resources have been allocated to the project so the road can be reopened as quickly as possible,’ he said.
‘There will continue to be some disruptions to traffic during the remainder of the project, which will reconstruct a 500-metre section of Tyalgum Road and is scheduled to take a total of nine weeks.’
For road closure updates and further information, visit Council’s website at www.tweed.nsw.gov.au or contact Council’s construction engineer, Robert Hanby, on (02) 6670 2400.