Farrer Road upgrade in final stages
Published: 17 Jul 2020 8:34am
The final works in the Farrer Road widening project are close to completion with the road expected to be fully opened towards the end of this month.
The final seal is set to be applied and minor site works completed at the Coolamon Road intersection with a finish date at the end of July now predicted.
Project manager Silas Darby said there had been some delays due to recent heavy rainfall and continued good weather will allow the road to dry enough to complete the works.
Mr Darby said further consistent rainfall in the next few weeks could push the project finish date into early August, however, that decision will be assessed as required.
“We currently need it to dry out so the final seal can be laid,” Mr Darby said.
“Rushing this part of the job will only cause complications later … so it’s important we remain patient and ensure the job is properly finished off.
“It’s been a good operation but not without its challenges along the way. We’ve overcome those challenges and we’re now on the verge of delivering a quality project for the community to benefit.
“The upgrade of this road has been a much-anticipated project and we thank the community, especially residents in the area, for their patience and support.
“The long term benefits of having this project completed will far outweigh the short term changes we had to put in place to develop the new road in stages.”
Motorists and residents are advised that there is still no access to Boorooma or Estella from Coolamon Road.
All access to Boorooma is via Boorooma Street, on the western side of Farrer Road. Sturrock Drive will be the only access to Boorooma East.
Access to Boorooma Street from the north (Junee) must be via Old Narrandera Road, Pine Gully Road and Estella Road.
For more information on the upgrade, visit https://wagga.nsw.gov.au/projects/farrer-road-upgrade