Closure of Lord Baden Powell Drive for emergency road works

Published: 06 Oct 2016 3:28pm

Lord Baden Powell Drive will be closed to traffic for emergency road works from today.

The City of Wagga Wagga has been monitoring a pavement failure in the road uphill from Wilks Avenue – with emergency repairs rescheduled twice due to wet weather.

During this time Council had made the site safe by diverting traffic around the damaged area.

Council investigated the site earlier today and determined the damage had further deteriorated and the road was now too dangerous to remain open.

The failure has been caused by an underground spring, which is different to a pothole and requires significant construction work and excavation to repair.

Lord Baden Powell Drive will remain closed to all traffic until next week for investigation and repair works to take place. Local traffic allowed, including visitors to Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens site.

Detours are in place along Lake Albert Road and Macleay Street. There is no access from Captain Cook Drive, Grove Street and Wilks Avenue.

Variable message boards are also in place for motorists.