Road works on The Wool Road to begin soon

Published on 23 June 2022

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Council continues to carry out critical roadworks across the region following the March floods and months of record rainfall.

While landslips that have isolated parts of the community in Kangaroo Valley and Wattamolla have been a major focus, The Wool Road at Basin View is the next priority, with works expected to begin in mid to late July, weather permitting.

Works will involve grinding up and removal of the damaged asphalt and relaying the road. Further work will be carried out at 11 other locations across the Basin District.

Paul Keech, Director City Services, said he understood the community’s frustration while waiting for repairs and that a petition in respect to The Wool Road is circulating.

“We know you want to get to the shops, do the school run or get to work on time, and it’s frustrating when local streets have been damaged by bad weather,” said Paul.

“Our crews are doing their best to prioritise roads most in need, and The Wool Road at Basin View is planned for a July start date.

“Please continue to drive to the conditions for the next few weeks. We really do appreciate everyone’s patience.”

Paul said there are 1770km of road across the Shoalhaven, with many damaged roads still requiring emergency works following the floods and the numerous rain bombs that followed.

“We’ve filled over 35,000 potholes since March, but because of the persistent rain that’s often only a temporary fix and refix until the roads dry out and the real repair effort can begin,” said Paul.

“We continue to prioritise roads where access has been cut off as the highest priority and where possible we temporarily patch roads until Natural Disaster damage claims are considered by the state and reconstruction funding is approved.”

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