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NSW Government prioritising road repairs following flooding

Transport for New South Wales and local councils have maintenance crews ready to asses and schedule any repairs to flood damaged roads on the State network in northern and western NSW.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the priority is switching from incident response to focus on recovery and repairs, as flood waters start to recede and people begin to prepare for Christmas holiday travel.

“We want to reassure these communities that it is a priority for us to get crews out to assess any damage to roads once it is safe to do so,” the spokesperson said.

“When the road layers dry out, we can start the process to repair the potholes to ensure longer lasting road surface.

“This is a high priority and we will also divert crews from road project work so we have more available pairs of hands as needed.”

According to the spokesperson, the NSW Government will work with local councils to ensure emergency road repairs are funded to reinstate affected roads to their pre-flood condition.

“Transport for NSW will be working closely with local councils to get the latest information about any significant road repairs which may be needed as a result of water damage, along with details and locations for patching and pothole repairs.”

“We want to ensure all road users are able to get out and about safely to pick up the Christmas ham or travel to visit friends and family this upcoming holiday season.

“Once we have identified locations for repairs to be carried out, we will provide this information to local communities so people can plan their trips.”

In other news, the NSW Government is fast-tracking $15 million in emergency funding to eight councils for urgent road repairs which will restore access to flood-impacted areas.

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