News

Dinjerra Rd death trap

Ted and June Northwood and Steve Meredith on Dinjerra Rd.
Ted and June Northwood and Steve Meredith on Dinjerra Rd. Adam Hourigan

FRUSTRATIONS are mounting for residents who live on what is arguably one of the Clarence Valley's worst roads.

With conditions after rain being described as dangerous despite recent grading and drainage work undertaken by council, the 33 families who use Dinjerra Rd, Glenugie to access their homes are wondering what it will take to ensure safety comes first.

"Three cars went off the road last month," resident Steve Meredith said.

In January 2012, concerned residents banded together and wrote to council requesting urgent action be taken.

However, it was only after The Daily Examiner ran a story highlighting the problem (31/3/12) that any action was taken.

"Council graded the road, moving the edges into the middle to shut us up, but next time it rained it was absolutely shocking again," he said.

"Somebody's going to get killed. If they only put some decent gravel on it wouldn't be so bad."

Council's manager of operations Tim Jenkins said a fair bit of work had been undertaken to improve the drainage there.

Yesterday after receiving a call from The Daily Examiner, the manager of operations and a maintenance engineer inspected the road, meeting briefly with Mr Meredith.

"He (Tim Jenkins) seemed quite reasonable when we showed him the problems. He said he was happy to meet with all the residents to discuss what could be done," said Mr Meredith.

Topics:  car crash, clarence valley, council, dangerous roads, dinjerra road, glenugie, grafton




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

FAIR GO: A tale of two babies

Jeremy and Stacey Billett with their one-week-old baby Charlotte Jeanette Billett at their home in Ilarwill.

Country babies lose out to their city cousins

Tenderer announced for new Harwood bridge

APPROVED: Chris Gulaptis and Duncan Gay (right) congratulate approved tenderers for the Harwood bridge project, Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venture.

New Clarence River crossing to remove notorious traffic hotspot

$500 camera for plunge winner: help us decide

VOTE for the best Instagram #cvcplunge2016 photo.

Latest deals and offers

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Broncos prepare for Sharks

Defensive training session at the Broncos

Tough defensive session in preparation for Sharks game.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances