Oxley Highway flood recovery


Project overview

The NSW Government is funding essential maintenance work on the Oxley Highway at Mount Seaview to provide continued access through natural disaster affected areas.

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Latest news

Jan 2023 - Work to recommence on the Oxley Highway, Mount Seaview

Motorists are advised that work on the Oxley Highway will recommence from Monday, 9 January. The road will remain open with some sections under single lane alternating traffic flow and reduced speed limits for the safety of workers and road users. Motorists should plan their journey and allow extra travel time.

Dec 2022 - Changed traffic conditions on the Oxley Highway

Motorists are advised that from Friday 16 December at 3pm, the temporary road closures which have been in place Tuesdays to Fridays will be lifted. Traffic control will remain in place, with some sections under single lane alternating traffic flow and reduced speed limits for the safety of road users. Motorists should plan their journeys and allow extra travel time.

End of year shutdown

All non-essential work will stop from Saturday 24 December 2022 with work restarting Monday 9 January 2023.

Progress update on the restoration work

We were able to achieve significant progress on six slips around Mount Seaview. This work is expected to remove three sets of traffic lights from the highway by the end of February 2023, reducing journey delays.

Oct 2022 - Temporary road closures until 16 December 2022

Motorists are advised that the Oxley Highway will be temporarily closed every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 7am and 4.30pm and every Friday between 7am and 3pm. The road closure points are at Knodingbul Road (travelling east) and Forbes River Road (travelling west). Please refer to map below.

Special event - November 2022

The Oxley Highway will remain open on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November to accommodate the Walcha Motorcycle Rally.

Special event - December 2022

The Oxley Highway will remain open on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December to accommodate the Touch Football State Finals.

Project information


Heavy rainfall in March 2021 caused significant damage to the Oxley Highway, with around 70 landslips occurring, 10 of which are major. Transport for NSW (Transport) in partnership with specialist contractors carried out immediate repair and restoration work to restore access on this essential roadway.

The section of the highway between Yarras and Mount Seaview was reopened in May 2021 and the section between Mount Seaview and Gingers Creek Roadhouse in July 2021, with a few sections remaining under single lane, alternating flow arrangement.

Transport is continuing restoration and improvement work to reinstate the road to pre-2021 flood condition. Work will take about two years to complete.

During this time there will be periods where we need to fully close the road to carry out repair and restoration work safely or for further emergency work. We will endeavour to provide as much notice as possible to the community.

Up-coming work and traffic changes

  • In progress - Slip 2A, B, C, Slip 8, Gabion Corner and Dewars Slip
  • Early 2023 - Slip 1, 5 and 6
  • Mid 2023 - Slip 4, 17, 22 and Stopping bay
  • Early 2024 - Slip 3 and 7

Note: These time frames and closures are indicative only. Traffic changes will be in place for the duration of the restoration work and may vary for each site.


Project documents

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Project notifications

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Media releases

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 653 092

Email: region.north@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: The Oxley Highway Flood Recovery, Transport for NSW, PO Box 576 Grafton NSW 2460