RMS to monitor highway erosion at Corunna Lake

Commuters on the Princes Highway south of Narooma may have noticed some pretty serious erosion creeping up from the edge of Corunna Lake onto the roadway.

Tilba resident Rachael Niemoeller was among those commenting about the height of Corunna Lake and an apparent wash-away on the Princes Highway just past the picnic area turn-off that may be related to high lake levels.

The safety of motorists is of highest priority to Roads and Maritime Services, according to a RMS spokesperson, but for now the department is happy to keep monitoring the situation.

“Roads and Maritime has inspected this location and is aware of erosion occurring on the road embankment. Further erosion at this location is not likely,” the spokesperson said.

“Plans are being developed to carry out slope repairs to the road embankment before the end of the year. The road will be regularly inspected until repairs are carried out.”

Sonia English of Tilba also noticed the witches hats at the Corunna erosion site and commented on the Narooma News Facebook page: “Have you noticed Corunna Lake and the erosion that they have marked with a witches hat? the corrosion is not far from the bitumen now, someone will hit it soon at the edge of the road heading North to Narooma.”

For the record, the trigger point for National Parks to open Corunna Lake is when the road past the Tilba Valley Winery gets inundated.