Tweed Heads residents will soon see major work underway at Scenic Drive with a contract awarded to repair the road following devastating landslips from wild weather earlier this year.
Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said Scenic Drive was an essential route for residents and visitors to Tweed Heads and the two landslips caused the road to be closed between Mount Bilinga Circuit and Warringa Drive.
“While this damage is significant, requiring months of work to repair, locals can be assured that the NSW Government is working hard with Tweed Shire Council to get the repairs underway,” Mr Provest said.
“A contract worth more than $2.5 million has been awarded to Australian Marine and Civil Pty Ltd, which will now progress the design and construction of the remediation work.”
Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said major work will start as soon as the design is finalised and specialist plant and equipment are procured.
“The contract also includes excavation of the slip areas, inserting long metal ‘nails’ to stabilise the underlying soil, concrete and foundation works, building walls and drainage, re-paving the road and rebuilding safety barriers,” Mr Farraway said.
“We know this is a critical link for motorists travelling to Tweed Heads, the NSW Government is working with council to get repairs underway and keep local communities connected.”
It is estimated this work will take several months and is expected to be complete by the end of March 2023, weather permitting.
Tweed Shire Council will continue to keep the community informed about this project, with more information available at https://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/community/roads-transport/roadworks-closures/flood-recovery-works