TAKE CARE ON THE ROADS THESE HOLIDAYS
Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) wishes to remind the community to be vigilant, obey signage and drive according to the conditions of rural and regional roads over the Christmas and New Year’s break while repairs are taking place.
DRC’s Infrastructure Delivery crews continue to work vigorously to attend to potholes and other damages to local roads which were caused by adverse weather and flooding events throughout the year.
Repair works are currently focused on major damage and roads that are frequented by harvest machinery to allow crops to be harvested and carted to local silos while weather conditions are favourable. Other sections of the road will be attended to in due course.
Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council, Councillor Mathew Dickerson said it had been a tough time for many of our farmers once again this year.
“Many farmers had a rough year with sowing of their winter crops interrupted or put on hold indefinitely due to ongoing rain. Any successful crops were then impacted by flooding, rain and hail over the past few months.”
“It is now a priority for our farmers to finish harvest while it is dry and sunny as it is the only time of year for many to generate an income,” Councillor Dickerson said.
DRC’s Director Infrastructure Luke Ryan asked residents to be patient while repairs occur.
“With the saturated pavements, potholes will continue to occur and our crews are working as hard as they can. It will take time but we will eventually get to every road and pothole in our LGA.”
“I ask our community to please drive safely over these holidays, factor in additional time when travelling and check on road conditions or closures beforehand.”
Stay informed on road closures or road works by checking on the relevant Council websites for local roads or visit www.livetraffic.com for state roads.
Last Edited: 22 Dec 2022