Electronic Sign saying Kooringal Road Closed

Projects & Works

Kooringal Road Stage 3 upgrade works resume

Published: 22 Oct 2021 9:32am

Motorists are advised there will be a change in traffic conditions along Kooringal Road from next week, as Wagga Wagga City Council resumes work to complete rehabilitation of the road between Lake Albert Road and Vincent Road.

The Stage 3 upgrade works are scheduled to start on Monday 25 October, and are expected to be completed within approximately 9 weeks, weather permitting.

Council’s Manager Operations Sylvester Otieno said the work will be carried out on an 800-metre section between Mena Street and Vincent Road.

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Kooringal Road upgrade

“We will be removing the existing pavement and replacing it with a higher-grade granular base material and applying a two-coat seal,” Mr Otieno said.

“During the work, the road will be closed to through traffic from Ziegler Avenue to Vincent Road.

“Detours will be in place, with north-bound traffic encouraged to use Lake Albert Road, while south-bound traffic will be diverted by Fay Avenue or Vincent Road.

“We recognise that this will add time to some motorists’ journeys, but we ask for their patience and understanding while we work to deliver this important project.”

Vehicular access for local residents and businesses within the closed section of the road will be maintained.

The Kooringal Road Upgrade Project is being funded by a $2.05 million grant under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program, and $925,000 from Council.

A 900-metre section from Copland Street to Wagga Christian College and a 500-metre section from Lake Albert Road to Mena Street were completed earlier this year.

Road with upgraded and non-upgraded sections

Director Infrastructure Services Warren Faulkner said the return of warmer conditions has allowed the Stage 3 works to recommence.

“We had to wrap up the roadworks in July because of regular wet weather and the cold conditions,” Mr Faulkner said.

“However now that the weather is warming up, we are sticking to our commitment to complete the rehabilitation which forms part of our strategy to improve the quality of our sub-arterial network around Wagga in this financial year.

“If the weather is kind to us over the next nine weeks, we will have the road rehabilitated and reopened to traffic by Christmas.”

The road works will be carried out between 7am and 5pm weekdays, and 8am to 5pm on Saturdays where required to complete the works.

“Council acknowledges the works may cause some inconvenience for residents and road users, but we appreciate the community’s patience whilst we deliver these necessary improvements.”