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The Tweed Shire Council has announced that the Mt Warning Road will reopen on Monday following flood repairs.

The Mt Warning National Park will also be reopening.

The council said repair works on the road would continue for some time, and stop and go traffic control would be in place.

Motorists are advised to watch for traffic controllers on Mt Warning Road and other Tweed roads as flood repair works continue. In particular, they are urged to take extra caution even after light rain as many roadside environs are still saturated and prone to slippage and rock falls in the wet.

‘The road you travel on today may not be the same road tomorrow,’ said Manager Infrastructure Delivery Tim Mackney. ‘Please expect the unexpected, especially after rain.’

Mr Mackney said the council’s road network sustained considerable damage in the floods, with more than 1500 individual road and bridge defects identified. To date, council staff and contractors have completed around 350 of the simpler and most urgent repairs.

The council is engaging more contractors to help continue the flood restoration works as council staff must begin to return to their normal program of construction works.

‘Realistically, it will be 12 months before we have most of the damage fixed,’ Mr Mackney said.

‘Some more complicated or lower-priority jobs may take up to three years before they can be scheduled and completed.

‘We ask Tweed motorists to be patient as we work through this significant list.’

Repairs are prioritised based on a number of factors, including safety.


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