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April 19, 2021

Building potholes on Eureka Road

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To the person responsible for Eureka Road Bridge – that was a joke.

I am writing to the Byron Shire Council to highlight the total lack of responsibility for the efforts made on the Eureka Road Bridge, Eureka.

For three months that bridge was closed to traffic. Cars were obliged to detour via Springvale Road, itself in desperate need of a serious overhaul. And in those three months, the horrific potholes were probably the cause of damage to several vehicles.

Three months that bridge was closed to traffic, but I was not too bothered because I figured it takes time to do major work and improvements, even one as small as the bridge on Eureka Road. I imagined that Council may even be rebuilding that bridge, possibly widening it to allow cars from both directions to cross simultaneously.

Finally just over one week ago the bridge was reopened. I could not see much of a difference. There were still temporary barriers on each side. The road had been newly tarred, yet on that first day I could see cracks forming. Within three days the road was starting to develop potholes. Within one week, yes, one stinking, lousy week, actual potholes had appeared on the newly tarred surface.

Who is responsible for this disgraceful waste of time and money? Was it a delayed April Fools prank?

Our rates are being squandered on this sort of ‘work’. Will anyone take responsibility for this?

I’m guessing not. I’m guessing it will be business as usual for those responsible for the work and business as usual for those responsible for their over-sight. Shameful.


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1 COMMENT

  1. I drive this road from Mullum to Lismore every day to work and could not agree more. It looks identical to before, save some mushed around tar and some witches hats. I don’t see how that took four months (over schedule). I’m not usually one to whinge about the roads, the other bridges at Main Arm and such have been great – but this is a joke.

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