Carrathool Shire Council has the second largest rural roads network in NSW with more than 2,500 kilometres of roads to manage and maintain within an area of 18,932.61 square kilometres, making it the seventh largest land area of any NSW Local Government Area (LGA).
Council manages and maintains 16 concrete road bridges and 20 major road culverts. The only surviving Timber Road Bridge in the Shire is owned by Roads & Maritime Services (RMS), and is located on the Murrumbidgee River at Carrathool and is heritage listed.
Road Network Categories
The Midwestern Highway (SH6) travels through the Shire from Hay to West Wyalong, funded by the Federal Government with maintenance undertaken by RMS.
Burley Griffin Way (MR84S) and The Kidman Way (MR80 & 410S) traverse the Shire and funded by the RMS with a maintenance agreement undertaken by Carrathool Shire.
Carrathool Shire has six regional roads within its boundaries. They are Mossgiel Road (MR80 Hillston-Mossgiel), Tabbita Lane (MR244 & 7606), Rankins Springs Road (MR321 Griffith-SH6), The Springs Road (MR368 Rankins Springs-Hillston), Rankins Springs Road (MR371 Rankins Springs-Lake Cargelligo) and Lachlan Valley Way (MR501 Lake Cargelligo-Wallanthery). Council maintains all regional roads with funding assistance from the State Government. The cumulative distance of the regional roads is 334.29km ranging from sealed, gravel and formed.
These roads are owned by Council, comprising of sealed, gravel, and formed. The level of maintenance performed on gravel and formed roads are determined by the Council's Road Hierarchy System.
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