Lake Albert Road upgrade on track
Published: 12 Nov 2021 1:01pm
The third stage in resurfacing one of Wagga Wagga’s main arterial roads will begin next week, weather permitting.
As part of the Lake Albert Road Rehabilitation – Stage 3, a 1.6-kilometre stretch of the road between Warrawong Street and Stanley Street will be resurfaced in two sections, with night works between Fay Avenue and Stanley Street scheduled to start on Tuesday 16 November.
Night works on the section between Lord Baden Powell Drive and Warrawong Street are expected to begin at end of the month.
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Wagga Wagga City Council Director Infrastructure Services Warren Faulkner said preliminary works on the two 800-metre long sections began in October.
“We have completed the kerb and gutter works between Fay Avenue and Stanley Street, so it will be the first section to be resurfaced,” Mr Faulkner said.
“This will involve removing the existing pavement by milling it out and replacing it with a new thick layer of asphalt.
“We’re still carrying out kerb and gutter repairs and concreting of the parallel parking bays between Lord Baden Powell Drive and Warrawong Street. Once that is finished, we will begin the resurfacing phase on that section.
“Depending on weather conditions, it is expected each 800-metre section of night works will take two weeks, which would see Stage 3 completed before Christmas.”
The $4.8 million project is being funded via a $3.6 million grant from the State Government and $1.2 million from Council.
Council has engaged Fulton Hogan contractors to undertake the pavement rehabilitation works.
During the works, Lake Albert Road will be closed to through traffic at the roadworks site between the hours 6pm to 6am, with no work to occur on a Saturday night.
Vehicular access for residents and emergency services within the roadworks will be made available.
“We’re undertaking these road works at night to minimise inconvenience to road users and surrounding residents and for the safety of construction staff working on the site,” Mr Faulkner said.
“There will be some noise associated with this work, but every effort will be made to minimise the impact to the residents.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause and appreciate the patience of residents and road users.”
The road will be reopened to traffic during the day, with a reduced speed limit in place. Road users are asked to drive to the conditions.
For more information, visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/projects and follow the link to the Lake Albert Road Rehabilitation – Stage 3 project.