Council road closures and disruptions are published directly to the NSW Government’s Live Traffic website livetraffic.com
Live traffic displays real time information on traffic conditions, incidents and major events across all of New South Wales allowing residents, travellers and visitors to keep up to date on road and traffic conditions in one central place.
Information added to Live Traffic by Dubbo Regional Council and the State Government is also fed into popular navigation apps such as Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps and Tom Tom. The Live Traffic app is also available for download to a mobile device via the Apple or Google app stores.
During rain and flood events, Dubbo Regional Council staff continue to inspect roads and collect information to update Live Traffic at regular intervals.
During the time of road closure, users are reminded that:
- They may be liable for any damage that they cause to a road that is closed or to their vehicle.
- Travelling on roads inundated with water is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.
- Road conditions can change without warning and drivers should travel with caution.
- Unsealed roads damage very easily when they are wet and only essential journeys should be undertaken until these roads dry out.
- Repairs to damaged roads are not usually possible until both the roads and gravel stockpiles begin to dry out.
- Council prioritises repairs with higher trafficked roads usually receiving attention first.
- Lower priority roads may be considered to be brought forward in the program if it is more practical or cost effective to deliver the works along with a higher priority road.
- Emergency vehicles are exempt from this directive, in the course of responding to legitimate emergencies.
- While some roads may be open to residents that reside down the road of closure, the road condition may not be suitable for access, therefore the travel is at the residents' own risk.
When local unsealed roads are closed to travel, primary producers are kindly requested to reschedule the movement of heavy vehicles until the unsealed sections of the route between their properties and the sealed road network has thoroughly dried out. This includes the movement of headers between properties using unsealed local roads.
This information is not exhaustive, it is only current at the time of posting, and should be regarded as a guide only. Motorists may experience different conditions on site to those reported above. As such, motorists are reminded to undertake their own assessment as to the level of risk associated with driving on the roads within the Dubbo Regional Council area at this time. Roads and road surfaces may be wet or covered with water at culverts and causeways. Motorists are reminded to drive to the road conditions, obey road signs at all times and proceed with extreme caution.
Closed roads refers to all traffic which includes cyclists. Please adhere to signage displayed.
ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS SCHEDULE
Dubbo Regional Council is responsible for 1,520 km of sealed and 1,356km of unsealed roads. Across these roads Council is responsible for funding, determining priorities and carrying out works. For more information on Council maintained roads visit our dedicated webpage; Road Infrastructure Works Schedule. This page will show community members the upcoming works scheduled by Council's Infrastructure and Delivery team.
Last Edited: 31 May 2023