Roads & Traffic

The Wentworth Shire Council has an extensive network of local and regional roads which consist of:

  • 47km footpaths and sharedways
  • 82km of kerb and gutters
  • 1691km unsealed local roads
  • 253km sealed local roads
  • 173km unsealed regional roads
  • 195km sealed regional roads
  • 16 bridges and major culverts

The Council also maintain 217km of State Highway which consists of: 
  • Silver City Highway (SH22)
  • Sturt Highway (SH14)

EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF BUNNERUNGEE CREEK BRIDGE SILVER CITY HIGHWAY

24 Oct 2019 11:13 AM -

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on Bunnerungee Creek Bridge, 65 kilometres north of Wentworth.

The Silver City Highway is currently closed between Broken Hill and Wentworth to through traffic. Road closure points at Broken Hill and Wentworth are being manned 24hrs a day by traffic control staff providing information to approaching motorists.

Through road users will be detoured via Hay and Wilcannia on the Sturt Hwy, Cobb highway, Barrier Hwy  adding an additional 9 hours travel time to the journey.

Local traffic is still able to access the Silver City Hwy either side of the Bunnerungee Bridge, with a second closure located at the bridge to prevent vehicle access.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

 

Follow this link for further information regarding the Bunnerungee Bridge closure and detour options.

Road Condition Report

A map of local roads that may be subject to closure can be found here 


UNSEALED ROAD CONDITION REPORT AS AT 24 October 2019

All unsealed roads in the Wentworth Shire are open. Please drive to the conditions.

Our unsealed road network connects with other Shires, for information on road closures in surrounding areas please visit BalranaldCentral Darling and Cobar Shire websites.Persons driving on closed roads will be subject to fines and may be charged for any works necessary to rectify damage.Unsealed road condition report will be re-issued only when unsealed road conditions change.  Updates are also available by phoning (03) 5027 5090.

 


Additional Contacts

In the event of flooding , accidents or roadworks, road closures within NSW, VIC and SA can be obtained by visiting the websites below.

Road Permits

Road Occupancy Application Form 
Required for the interruption or occupation of any area within the road reserve. Generally referred to as “Special Events”, partial or full closure when interfering with access or movement flows of the public. Generally refers to interference with pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, public transport  or property access.

To be completed by anyone wishing to conduct any kind of works that may affect council assets such as road, footpaths, sewer, drainage and water supply. Items include, roadworks, nature strip works, footpaths, water tappings, any excavations etc. Main items required are copies of proposed works diagram and/or description, traffic management plan/s, public liability certificate of currency ($20M minimum)


This form has been prepared as a guide in relation to legislation, in particular, the Local Government Act and Regulations, the Roads Act 1993 as amended, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, OHS Act 2000 and Regulations 2001.

ROAD SAFETY

6 Dec 2018 10:00 AM -

Our commitment to Road Safety is reinforced by our ongoing partnership with Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) with a dedicated full time Road Safety Officer and Road Safety Action Plan 2018/21



KEN ROSS

GENERAL MANAGER