AN OVERNIGHT road reseal has turned into a two-day project for Tamworth Regional Council after an asphalt plant broke down.
The northbound lanes on the New England Highway at Tamworth, between Peel and Marius Streets, were closed to traffic throughout the day yesterday because of incomplete roadworks.
TRC workers were undertaking asphalt repairs for NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) overnight on Tuesday ((19.6)) when the asphalt plant broke down, after the northbound lanes were milled out as part of the first stage of repairs to the asphalt.
TRC's manager of operational services Murray Russell said as a result of the break down the machine was unable to supply the required asphalt.
"As a result, the pavement is unable to take traffic this morning due to the hole in the road," he said.
Detours were in place for heavy vehicles yesterday morning and were expected to continue over night last night.
Depending on the availability of another asphalt machine the road way may still be closed this morning ((21.6)).
As a result detours for heavy vehicles were in place along Goonoo Goonoo Rd and Bridge Street.
Cars were being detoured along local roads closer to the work.
The road closures yesterday did not cause any major traffic problems and Mr Russell said there was no impact on southbound traffic.
"If council is not able to source an alternative asphalt supply the road will remain closed until work can be completed," Mr Russell said.