Road works underway on Waterfall Way
WORK has commenced on Waterfall Way at Dorrigo Mountain to reduce the risk of rock fall.
An Roads and Maritime Services spokeswoman said work will take place at seven sites to improve safety and reduce the risk of debris from the slopes blocking the road.
"Waterfall Way is the main heavy vehicle route between Armidale and the Pacific Hwy and is also an important tourist route," she said.
The first site to be stabilised is near the intersection of Waterfall Way and Maynards Plains Rd, about 5km east of Dorrigo.
Further sites will be improved in the next six months.
The work involves vegetation removal and targeted removal of identified loose blocks and boulders on the slope.
Bellingen Shire Council will complete the work on behalf of RMS.
Motorists are advised the work near Maynards Plains Rd will take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting.
One lane will remain open to motorists, alternating traffic flow will be in place and delays of up to 10 minutes can be expected.
For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.