Night works the first stage of Fernleigh Road safety upgrades

Published: 12 Mar 2018 9:27am

Safety on one of the busiest sections of Fernleigh Road is being improved as part of a series of works beginning on Monday 12 March.

Night works to undertake asphalt heavy patching will take place on Fernleigh Road between Glenfield Road and Pinaroo Drive over four nights, followed by a complete reseal on Sunday 18 March and then in the coming weeks concrete medians, signage and a pedestrian refuge will be constructed.

The final product will be a more stable and freshly sealed road, with improved safety for both motorists and pedestrians leading into the Glenfield Road intersection.

“The asphalt heavy patching will help stabilise the road base so issues such as potholes are less frequent going forward,” Wagga Wagga City Council’s Manager Project Operations Bruce Sheridan said.

“The top layer of the road is only one component of how a road is constructed and it’s important the subgrade beneath it is strong and stable.

“Once the night works are complete, we’ll then reseal the entire section of Fernleigh Road, which means there will be a new bitumen surface. It will protect the subgrade underneath and keep water from seeping in and causing issues.

“The follow-up works will help improve safety for pedestrians and there will be a new centre turning lane.”

The asphalt heavy patching will take place from Monday 12 March and will finish on the morning of Friday 16 March.

Works will begin at 7pm each evening and will finish at 6am. The work is being undertaken at night so there is minimal disruption to the community and businesses.

During the works, Fernleigh Road from Glenfield Road to Pinaroo Drive will be closed to all traffic, with detours in place. The road will be reopened to normal traffic each morning.

Once the night works are complete, Fernleigh Road will be closed again on Sunday 18 March. The resealing will take place from 7am to 6pm, with the works conducted in two sections to minimise the impact on motorists and businesses.

The first section will see the road closed at the Glenfield Road intersection until halfway down the block. Once it is complete, work will begin on the second section with the road closed from Pinaroo Drive until halfway down the block.

The site will be under traffic control and detours will be signposted during both the night works and resealing works. The concrete works will be undertaken in the coming weeks.

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