Short delays for long-term gains on Olympic Highway

Published: 09 Jun 2017 11:19am

The City of Wagga Wagga is reminding motorists that a number of sections along the Olympic Highway, between Wagga Wagga and Junee, are under changed traffic conditions.

These changed conditions are associated with major state and local government projects.

Changes are being made to the Olympic Highway at Bomen to make way for the new $40M Bomen Enabling Roads project, currently being undertaken by the City of Wagga Wagga. A reduced speed limit of 40km/h applies to motorists travelling through this section.

Meanwhile, Roads and Maritime Services are undertaking road widening works and upgrading intersections at a number of locations along the state-owned highway. The works are part of a NSW Government’s removing black spot program and concentrate on areas at Shepherds Siding Road and Davidsons Lane.

Traffic light controls and reduced speed limits of 40km/h during working hours and 80km/h after hours apply for the duration of the project. These works are expected to be complete by mid-June

The reduced speed limits are necessary for both projects to keep both motorists and workers safe while on the work sites.

The City of Wagga Wagga is reminding motorists that although short delays are to be expected during these upgrades, both projects have significant benefits for the region.

“The intersection at the Olympic Highway is a vital piece to the puzzle for the Bomen Enabling Roads project, helping to unlock industrial land in the Bomen Business Park precinct and allowing a heavy vehicle link between the Olympic and Sturt highways at Wagga Wagga,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Cr Greg Conkey OAM said.

“All motorists, including myself, who travels this road from time-to-time, are asked to slow down and drive to the conditions along the Olympic Highway. These works are only temporary, but will provide bigger long-term benefits for our city.”

*For media enquiries regarding road works associated with the Bomen project contact Mayor Cr Greg Conkey. For all other enquiries about the Olympic Highway works contact RMS.

Changed traffic conditions, what motorists need to know

Olympic Highway at Bomen

About 3.7km from Coolamon Road roundabout:

  • Reduced speed limit to 40km/h
Olympic Highway at Brucedale

Intersections Shepherds Siding Road and Davidsons Lane:

  • Reduced speed limit to 40km/h during work hours
  • Reduced speed limit to 80km/h after work hours