Com­pany to re­pair flood-hit road­ways

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

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

$5.2 mil­lion.

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