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:
Implementation of Load Limit - 11 October 2018
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 15 October 2018. 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.
Temporary Lane Closures - Parkes
Parkes Shire Council wishes to advise the temporary lane closure on the following streets for conduct of clean and assessment of sewer in Parkes:
- Laneway between Elizabeth and Victoria Street
- McGees Lane off Victoria Street
- Lillie McPherson Lane between Pearce and Close Street
- Laneway between Lynch and Junction Street
- Souden Lane off Church Street
- Jansen Lane off Church Street
- Lane between Oswin and Orange Street
- Lane between Oswin and Thurlstone Street
- Hooley Street, between Pearce and Close Street
The works will be undertaken over the next three weeks, from Wednesday 12 September through to Wednesday 3 October 2018, weather permitting. Traffic management control will be implemented on the above mentioned streets during this time.
Public notifications to adjoining residents will be undertaken before commencing the works.
Please contact Council's Sewer and Drainage Supervisor, Dale Ingram, for further information on 02 6861 2344.
Temporary Lane Closures - Souden Lane Parkes
Parkes Shire Council wishes to advise of the temporary lane closure for the St George’s Anglican Church Spring Fair:
- Souden Lane, between Church Street entrance and St George’s Anglican Church carpark.
The Spring Fair is to be held throughout the day on Saturday 22 September 2018.