Oxley Highway flood recovery
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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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.
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.
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- January 2023 project notification
Restoration work continues, Oxley Highway, Mount Seaview.
December 2022 project notification
Year end traffic controls and progress.
August 2022 project notification
Temporary road closures from September to December 2022.
July 2022 project notification
24hr road closure for six days from Tue 19 to Sun 24 July.
June 2022 project notification
Changed traffic conditions from Wed 15 to Wed 29 June.
April 2022 project notification
REVISED - Start of restoration work on slips 2 & 8 from 2 May 2022.
March 2022 project notification
Work to remove landslide debris from Monday 14 March to Friday 18 March 7am to 5pm, weather permitting.
August 2021 project notification
Road closure on the Oxley Highway at Mt Seaview on Tuesday 7 September 2021 from 8am to 3pm, weather permitting.
July 2021 project update
Oxley Highway reopens.
June 2021 project update
Oxley Highway flood recovery work.
- December 2022 Project Factsheet
Program overview and status.
- 6 May 2021
More of the Oxley Highway re-opens to traffic.
22 April 2021
Works progress to re-open Oxley Highway.
For further information about this project, please contact:
Phone: 1800 653 092
Mail: The Oxley Highway Flood Recovery, Transport for NSW, PO Box 576 Grafton NSW 2460