Roadworks and Road Closures

All road closures for Richmond Valley Council and other Northern Rivers councils are compiled on MyRoadinfo Regional Road Information – a centralised information service. MyRoadInfo is the easy way to use maps to plan your route around roadworks and hazards. To get the most up-to-date information for a particular road, be sure to click on the details link against each road. Visit the Northern Rivers MyRoadInfo website including Richmond Valley Council road closures and roadworks.

Woolgoolga to Ballina – Pacific Highway upgrade

The Woolgoolga to Ballina project will upgrade about 155 kilometres of highway. The project starts approximately six kilometres north of Woolgoolga and ends approximately six kilometres south of Ballina. Project updates are available by following this link – Woolgoolga to Ballina – Pacific Highway upgrade

Naming of roads in association with the Pacific Highway project

With the construction of the Pacific Motorway, sections of the old Pacific Highway being transferred to Council’s control require re-naming.

Research was conducted by Council officers in relation to historical associations with the localities of these road sections, and recommended titles have been provided. The suggested names meet the criteria set by the Geographic Names Board: NSW Address Policy. Property address renumbering will also be required in the rural areas, with a new property number based on distance, as per the NSW Address Policy.

The sections of the old Pacific Highway for proposed renaming include:

  • From new Woodburn interchange north to Donaldson Street Woodburn to become an extension of Tuckombil Road
  • Uralba Street Woodburn remains unchanged
  • River Street Woodburn remains unchanged
  • From northern end of River Street Woodburn (intersection of Richmond Street) to Nordenfeldt Street in Broadwater to become Paddon Way
  • From Nordenfeldt Street to northern side of Broadwater Public School to become Mill Street.

Address re-numbering will be required for the new section of Tuckombil Road and Paddon Way. Street numbering for the urban area of Broadwater proposed to be named Mill Street will remain as per existing.

Please click here for more details on the proposed changes.

Submissions in related to this proposal are welcome up until Friday 22 February.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Coordinator for Project Development and Design Matt Kinkead on 6660 0242 or by email

Report a Road Condition

Council staff attempt to monitor road conditions on a daily basis during storm events but this can be hampered by access problems, staff availability and other competing demands. A key criteria for staff travelling around the road network is the personal safety in accordance with WH&S requirements which often prevents quick access. Community assistance in isolated areas provides a valuable support for keeping the information on  MyRoadInfo as relevant as possible.

To report a road condition:

  • Call 6660 0300
    This number is attended 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or
  • Fill out the online form below.
    Once submitted, the nearest Council inspector will visit and assess the condition of the road before making an update to the MyRoadInfo website.

Report a Road Condition

Notify Council of a damaged, flooded or blocked road or bridge.
  • Estimate the depth of the water across the road you have observed
  • Add any useful information here such as debris observed, extent of damage and nearest cross street to road issue


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