Slope safety improved on Waterfall Way

9 JUNE 2015

Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists work has started on Waterfall Way at Dorrigo Mountain to reduce the risk of rock fall.

A spokesperson said seven sites were identified for measures to improve safety and reduce the risk of debris from the slopes blocking the road.

“Waterfall Way is the main heavy vehicle route between Armidale and the Pacific Highway and is also an important tourist route,” the spokesperson said.

“The first site to be stabilised is near the intersection of Waterfall Way and Maynards Plains Road about five kilometres east of Dorrigo. Further sites will be improved in the next six months.

“The work involves vegetation removal and targeted removal of identified loose blocks and boulders on the slope.

“Bellingen Shire Council will complete the work on behalf of Roads and Maritime.

“Motorists are advised the work near Maynards Plains Road will take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

“One lane will remain open to motorists, alternating traffic flow will be in place and delays of up to 10 minutes can be expected.

“Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time, and obey all signs.

“Road users are thanked for their patience while the essential work is carried out.”

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CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999

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