Projects & Works

Farrer Road project set to start

Published: 30 Aug 2019 2:08pm

One of the city’s most important transport corridors will be widened and upgraded in a $6.4M project set to start next month.

Farrer Road provides essential access for residents living in the residential estate of Boorooma, and people accessing educational facilities at The Riverina Anglican College, TAFE and CSU.

Wagga Wagga City Council Senior Project Manager Silas Darby said the road was identified for upgrade due to its rising traffic counts and strategic location servicing a growing residential area and educational institutions.

“The project will deliver a new 1.9km road with additional turning lanes outside The Riverina Anglican College and at Coolamon Road to improve traffic flow,” he said.

“Wagga Wagga City Council is funding the $6.4M upgrade project which will be undertaken in three stages.

“Firstly, starting next month, trees will be removed to enable the widening of the road corridor. Secondly, a 1.6km gas main will be relocated to the widened road corridor. The final stage - road construction - is expected to kick off at the end of year."

There will be minor road diversions during the gas relocation stage, but the main inconvenience for drivers will be during the road upgrade.

The Council will work with the contractor to maintain accessibility to Lindrum Way, Sturrock Drive, Whitten Ave and Kingsford Smith Drive, Amundsen St, TAFE and The Riverina Anglican College.

In 2019/20 Council will invest $80M in capital works, including road infrastructure.