Popular stretch of Glenfield Road to receive significant makeover

Published: 09 Nov 2016 11:28am

Night works to rebuild a 300m section of Glenfield Road, including the rail overpass and Urana Street roundabout, will start on November 20.

The week-long rehabilitation project will renew the road surface for motorists and repair several damaged section along the popular stretch of road.

The $1M project is part of the City of Wagga Wagga’s planned rehabilitation program.

Glenfield Road will be closed from Dobney Avenue to Fernleigh Road, including no access from Urana Street, between the hours of 6.30pm and 7am.

"The Glenfield Road overpass is a major thoroughfare in the city, and, as a result of significant traffic volumes and aging infrastructure some sections of the road have suffered significant failures," Supervisor Wearing Operations Lee Shoemark said.

"This project involves removing the existing pavement material and replacing it with a heavy-bound asphalt pavement, similar to the Tarcutta Street works carried out earlier this year."

The works are being undertaken by contractors Fulton Hogan in conjunction with the City of Wagga Wagga and are being completed at night to minimise inconvenience to motorists during the day.

Detours will be signposted for motorists and will be down Fernleigh Road, Bourke Street, Dobney Avenue and Tobruk Street.

These works are separate to, and have no impact on, the City of Wagga Wagga’s road audit and pothole patching, which is being carried out as a result of flooding and rain events this year.

Did you know?

  • In peak traffic this section of Glenfield Road services more than 2000 vehicles an hour
  • About 3500 tonnes of material will be used in the works
  • Hot mix product used in this project will be poured at about 150-190ºC and must cool to at least 45ºC before traffic can drive on it.