Preparations for Stage 3 of Lake Albert Road Rehabilitation
Published: 22 Oct 2021 1:53pm
Preliminary works are underway for Stage 3 of the Lake Albert Road Rehabilitation, with road users advised to expect short delays during this phase of the project.
Minor kerb and gutter works on the section between Fay Avenue and Stanley Street began earlier this month, while concrete work on the parallel car parking bays from Lord Baden Powell Drive to Warrawong Street will start on Monday 25 October, weather permitting.
Wagga Wagga City Council Director Infrastructure Services Warren Faulkner said the works are a key step in preparing the road ahead of its major rehabilitation.
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“We have already completed upgrades of two other significant sections along the road, and it is good to now get Stage 3 underway,” Mr Faulkner said.
“Lake Albert Road is one of the Wagga Wagga’s busier transport corridors, connecting our CBD to the south-eastern parts of our city.
“Stage 3 is two sections of the road, totalling 1.6 km, and will involve renewal of the pavement with asphalt to ensure a high-quality road pavement for the road user and a better environmental outcome for adjoining residents.”
“We expect that once completed, it will provide an improved travel experience for Lake Albert Road users.”
The $4.8 million project is being funded via a $3.6 million grant from the State Government and $1.2 million from Council.
The preliminary works between Fay Avenue and Stanley Street are expected to be completed by Friday 29 October, weather permitting.
The expected completion date for the kerb and gutter replacement and concrete car parking bay construction between Lord Baden Powell Drive and Warrawong Street is Friday 26 November, again weather permitting.
Council Operations Manager Sylvester Otieno said there will be some minor impacts on road users and residents.
“It will be necessary to close parking bays and one lane of Lake Albert Road in the areas where the crews are working,” Mr Otieno said.
“All works will be under traffic control and reduced speed limits will apply in small sections.
“We acknowledge that this may cause some inconvenience for residents and road users, but we appreciate their patience whilst we deliver these necessary improvements.”
The preliminary works will be carried out between 7am and 5pm weekdays and Saturdays as required.
Once the preliminary works are complete, the pavement will be milled out and replaced by a thick asphalt pavement.
These will be undertaken as night works, starting with the Lord Baden Powell Drive to Warrawong Street section.
Tenders have closed for the pavement works and Council is currently assessing them to award a contract shortly.