Laughtondale Gully Road is now open, following major repairs to make it safe for vehicles once more.
This is great news for local residents, who have been inconvenienced by the closure of the road. For a while it was uncertain if the road could be made safe but Council’s engineers worked extremely hard to find workable solutions.
The main part of the work involved the stabilisation of a number of sections of road that were at risk of collapsing, as well as the sealing of one of the particularly hazardous hairpin bends.
Seven new cross drains were also installed, while the existing cross drains were cleared and new guide posts put in place.
“I would like to sincerely thank the local residents for their patience throughout this process,” Mayor Ruddock said.
“Safety is always Council’s absolute top priority when managing roads and convenience, unfortunately, must finish a very distant second”.
The $300,000 in road works were paid for by Hornsby Shire Council.