Company to repair flood-hit roadways
WORK to repair flooddamaged areas of the Tweed Shire continues, with the council awarding G&R Brown & Sons the first contract release of minor- to medium-sized jobs to restore roads and bridges damaged in the March flood.
The first package, which is expected to take six to nine months to complete, will focus on Carool, Crystal Creek and Upper Crystal Creek, Bilambil, Dulguigan, Dungay, Duroby and Upper Duroby, Glengarrie, Nobbys Creek, Tomewin, Tumbulgum and North Tumbulgum.
The job list for the first round of works contains more than 100 damage items, worth about $1.5 million in repair costs, and has been bundled in geographic areas to minimise travel times between jobs and maximise on-the-ground work efficiencies.
At this stage, the council estimates the flood caused about $27 million of damage to roads and bridges.
A council representative confirmed 900 minor road and bridge damage items in the shire had already been repaired at a cost of