Information on local road closures
Plan your trip ahead in times of flooding and road works.
Motorists are advised to check www.livetraffic.com for road closure updates and hazard information.
Parkes Shire Council wishes to advise that the following changed traffic conditions and roads closures are in place in Parkes Shire:
Parkes Shire Council wishes to advise of the temporary road closures in the Parkes Shire:
- Kadina Bridge on the MR350N (The Bogan Way) is closed for major upgrade works with detours and signage in place. Detour to from Parkes to Trundle and Tullamore via Tubby Lees Road as signposted.
- The Bogan Way is closed from the Monument to Tubby Lees Road, with access to local residents only (no through road)
It is expected that these closures will be in place into early 2018.
Implementation of Load Limit on Unsealed Local Roads
Due to the current wet conditions, all unsealed roads in the Parkes Shire are closed to vehicles over 3 tonne, except school buses, emergency vehicles and Council road plant.
Please note that concessions are possible, on request, for urgent transport activity on routes considered suitable to carry the proposed loadings. Contact Parkes Council's Engineering Services Department to discuss the requirements for a concession.
This restriction will apply until 10am 23 October 2017. The situation will be reviewed at this time.
Council regrets the inconvenience caused, however, the preservation of the road asset is of prime importance. Motorists are asked to use extreme caution when travelling in the wet weather.
Please avoid walking or driving through flood waters, it may be deeper and faster flowing than anticipated and/or the road may have suffered extensive damage hidden beneath the water.