Roads closed on the web
A new website will be launched tomorrow (Friday, February 26) to help motorists get reliable road information during floods and other emergencies.
The website www.roadinfo.com.au has been developed by NOROC (the Northern Rivers Regional Organisation of Councils) after a post-flood review following the 2008 January floods.
“It is the experience of most councils that the information people request most is ‘what roads are closed?’ and ‘how can I travel from A to B?’ This new system will put that information at their fingertips,” NOROC president Jenny Dowell said.
Travellers will be able to view a map of the Northern Rivers region, from the Clarence to the Tweed and out to Kyogle in the west, which will show ‘roads closed information’ with markers placed at the location of the closure. This visual guide will indicate the most reliable routes for travel across the region.
Although individual councils have been putting up road closure information on their websites for several years, this is the first time there has been a collaboration between Lismore, Ballina, Kyogle, Richmond Valley, Tweed, Byron and Clarence Valley councils. The website will also have information about road works and scheduled road closures on a daily basis.