Bruxner Highway slope stability improvements

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin says a landslip at Saleyard Creek near Tabulam has been repaired and improved ahead of schedule, making travelling on the Bruxner Highway safer in future.
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Motorists can expect fewer natural disaster-related interruptions to journeys on the Bruxner Highway following the completion of slope stability improvements at Saleyard Creek near Tabulam.

Parliamentary Secretary for Disaster Recovery and Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said repair and improvement work on a landslip about one kilometre west of Tabulam was completed ahead of schedule.

“The terrain on this section of the Bruxner Highway can be testing and workers faced a number of challenges to get the job done,” Ms Saffin said.

“Material along part of the project was a combination of clay and granite and held a lot of water. That combined with rain throughout the project meant it was difficult to handle.

Ms Saffin said the extreme weather events of 2022 had resulted in two embankment slips in the area and the stability work was required to improve structural integrity and safety for road users.

“Motorists can now look forward to safer and more reliable journeys on this section of the Bruxner Highway,” Ms Saffin said.

The work near Tabulam was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.