Johnny Woods Crossing Footpath Dismantled

Forbes Shire Council will have Johnny Woods Crossing closed from today, Thursday 10 December 2020 to late Friday 11 December, for the removal of the raised footpath. Detours will be in place for traffic via the Newell Highway, Junction Street and Taylor’s Underpass.

The structure has significant concrete cancer damage and as there is a path adjacent to the raised footpath, a decision was made to remove the structure. During a flood this raised path is an obstruction and very dangerous.

As part of the approved Lake Forbes Activation Plan, this area will receive new pedestrian/cycling paths on either side of the road and new wetland edge plantings will improve aesthetics, water quality and habitat.

Johnny Woods Dismantled