Lake Albert Road set for upgrade
Published: 16 Oct 2018 11:27am
The first stage towards a complete resurface of one of Wagga Wagga’s main arterial roads will start next month.
Wagga Wagga City Council will start Stage 1 of renewing Lake Albert Road’s surface with works between Fay Avenue and Lord Baden Powell Drive on Monday 19 November.
Council’s Director Commercial Operations Caroline Angel said this major work is part of an ongoing program to rehabilitate and maintain the extensive local road network.
“This stage of asphalt pavement rehabilitation is the first in a planned multi-staged approach towards upgrading Lake Albert Road,” Ms Angel said.
“Council has an extensive list of road upgrades scheduled in this year’s budget. We are working through that list and achieving success.
“Lake Albert Road has been identified as a priority. Work will start on the first stage of a multi-staged project with a focus on renewing the entire surface of this road.”
To minimise inconvenience to surrounding residents and local traffic, and for the safety of construction staff, the roadworks will be undertaken at night via partial and complete road closures of Lake Albert Road.
The project will be completed over three stages with anticipated dates below:
- Stage A – (Monday 19 November-Thursday 22 November) Lower structural pavement layers. All northbound lanes closed. (Between Fay Ave and Lord Baden Powell). One southbound lane open. Detour route via Kooringal Road.
- Stage B – (Monday 26 November-Friday 30 November). Lower structural pavement layers. All southbound lanes closed. (Between Fay Ave and Lord Baden Powell). One northbound lane open. Detour route via Kooringal Road.
- Stage C – (Monday 3 December-Friday 7 December) Final wearing course layer over previously completed areas Stages A & B. Complete road closure (all lanes). Detour route via Kooringal Road.
Road closures will be implemented from 7pm-6am daily. Local vehicle access will be provided to residents directly impacted by the works. Weather permitting, the project is scheduled to be completed on the morning of Saturday 8 December.