BMX track works ramping up
Published: 08 Oct 2021 1:08pm
Bulk excavation is nearing completion as works ramp up at the new BMX track at Wagga Wagga’s Multi Sport Cycling Complex on Pomingalarna Reserve.
Contractors moved their heavy machinery on to the track site this week and have made significant progress with construction of the 5-metre and 2.5-metre starting ramps.
Berms and various other elements are also being shaped up in line with the track design by Dirtz Australia.
Wagga Wagga City Council Project Manager Tom Lemerle said the ramps construction was a visible feature of the project in the first week.
“The track has been designed to AusCycling certification standards,” Mr Lemerle said.
“The 2.5 metre start ramp will be extendable to eight metres for major events. Both ramps will be covered by shelters and will feature ProStart Gates from the USA.”
Mr Lemerle said the track - made up for four straights totalling 400 metres - will have a polymer finish and asphalt corners.
It is also being lit with 300 lux lighting with spectating space provided around the track
The track is Stage 2 of the complex project and is being funded by Council. Practical completion date for the project is April 2022, weather permitting.
Council is also urging community members to stay clear of the construction site.
“To ensure everyone’s safety, we ask that users of the Pomingalarna Reserve respect the construction fencing and remain outside of the site while works are completed,” Mr Lemerle said.