Lismore road repair bill $2.4 million and rising

Wilson River at Simes Bridge.
Wilson River at Simes Bridge. Cathy Adams

THREE moderate floods and what seems to be an endless deluge have taken their toll on Lismore's roads. The estimated repair bill is $2.4million and rising.

But Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell said council is prioritising road repairs to target the worst affected areas.

Cr Dowell said council crews have been working day and night in difficult conditions and wants the community to understand the difficulty of their ongoing and seemingly endless job.

"I have had lots of comments on Facebook and absolutely understand people's frustration, but the truth of the matter is we cannot fix all of the roads at once," Cr Dowell said.

"We have had sustained rainfall for weeks now and we have limited resources at our disposal. We urge people to drive to conditions and be mindful that roads have deteriorated.

"We want everyone in our community to stay safe and ask people for patience and common sense during this very wet time."

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