Road Closures

In times of flooding and road works, plan your trip ahead

Reconsider non-essential travel

During and immediately after significant floods and storms, please reconsider taking non-essential journeys to affected areas.

Floodwater can damage roads, make causeways impassable and people that have tried to cross flooded roads have been swept away. 

Trees, powerlines and other debris can restrict access to affected areas after a severe storm.

Plan your trip

If travel is essential and unavoidable, it is important to plan your route before you travel to avoid roads that are likely to be closed.

Unsealed Roads Open

Due to the continued wet conditions, all unsealed in the Forbes Shire are closed  to vehicles over 4.5tonnes. Emergency Services, school buses and Council road repair plant are exempt, subject to assessment.

This restriction will apply until 10am on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Please note concessions for urgent transport activity on routes may be requested. Contact Council's Maintenance Supervisor, Andrew Rousell, on 6850 2300 (option 2) to discuss the requirements of the concession.

Council  apologises for the inconvenience caused, however the preservation of road assets is of prime importance. 

Due to the continued wet conditions motorists are advised to drive with caution on all roads in the Forbes Shire.

Please avoid walking or driving through flood waters, it may be deeper and faster flowing than anticipated and/or the road may have suffered extensive damage hidden beneath the water.

 

NSW SES Flood Bulletin Update

NONE TO REPORT

Road Closures and hazards       

 ROAD LOCATION  STATUS 
Pinnacle Road "Freemont" CLOSED to all traffic
Woolshed Road From Newell Highway (HW17) CLOSED. Limited access off Littles Road. Signs in place.
Wambat St Johnny Woods Crossing CLOSED to all traffic
Salisbury Road Bedgerabong Road/Racecourse Road CLOSED to all traffic
Mount Tallabung Road Maloneys Pit - North of Carrawandool Road Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
Battery Hill Road Wirrinya Ski Dam Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
Yarrabandai Road Causeway east of Yarragong Road  Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
  Near Woodlawn Lane  Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
  Corridgery Road intersection Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
  Roadworks - Bollingers Lane Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
  Stoney Crossing @ Gunningbland Creek Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
 Thurungle Road At Bridge Road pavement has sustained damage. Reduce speed. Rough surface signage in place.
 Uphills Road   Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
 Miles Road   Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
 Forest Road   Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
 Littles Road   Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
 Bundaburrah Crossing Show St/Farnell St Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
 Lake Forbes Precinct Sir Francis Forbes Drive Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
  Gordon Duff Drive Water over road - signs in situ - drive with caution
  Footbridge between Sherriff St and Wirradjuri Dreaming Centre Footbridge closed. Not accessible to pedestrians.
As at 4:00pm on 16 May, 2022.

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED - due to ongoing wet weather, there are some roads within the shire that may have hazards or are damaged. Council advises extreme care should be used when driving on country roads. Whilst water may not seem to be deep, the pavement may have suffered extensive damage.

 

 
Reduced Speed Zones Applied     
LACHLAN VALLEY WAY- South Condobolin Rd- at 21 Mile - Open- road damage proceed with caution, signage in place

 

Major Road Closures

Major roads and highways in your local area and any associated closures are often managed by Transport NSW (TNSW) 

 

Motorists are advised to check www.livetraffic.com for road closure updates and hazard information.

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