Speed limits of 40kph are to be applied to Lees Bridge on Coramba Road at Poperaperan Creek and Little Nymboida Bridge on Eastern Dorrigo Way from Friday, August 24 2018, following an independent report reviewing bridges on regional roads across the Coffs Harbour City Council area.
Council has taken the action in response to safety concerns raised in the report on load capacities at these two bridges.
The speed reduction from 80kph to 40kph is expected to be in place for a period of two to three weeks to enable Council to undertake further, more detailed structural assessments.
“We don’t believe there is a significant immediate risk, however precautions have been implemented to ensure the safety of all road users,” said Glenn O’Grady, Acting Director of Sustainable Infrastructure.
“There may be further delays and contraflow arrangements put in place in the coming weeks to enable more detailed analysis to take place.
“We’d ask for the community’s patience while these essential public safety checks are carried out.”