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Preliminary works towards main roads' upgrade

Published: 03 Sep 2021 11:34am

Preliminary works are set to start towards the upgrade of two main arterial roads in Wagga Wagga’s western industrial precinct early next year.

Kerb and guttering works along Pearson Street and Dobney Avenue are scheduled to start on Monday 13 September, 2021 (updated to Monday 20 September 2021).

These works need to be carried out before the $4.2 million full rehabilitation of Pearson Street and Dobney Avenue which is scheduled for completion by the end of February 2022, weather permitting.

Council Director Operations Warren Faulkner said this was a major upgrade project which is among the top priorities on Council’s roads program.

“We have the funding secured for this project and we’re getting started with these early works which need to be completed before the project starts,” Mr Faulkner said.

“There will be some inconvenience to traffic and businesses along sections of these roads as we progress the works, and we thank all those people for their understanding as we get things moving on these important works.

“We know that Dobney Avenue and Pearson Street are due for this upgrade but now we can announce these preliminary works as a sign of works to progress.

“Planning and design for the full rehabilitation will be completed soon and it is our aim to have these two major arterial roads completely upgraded by the end of February next year. These will be scheduled as night works to minimise disruption in the area.”

Mr Faulkner said Council had a large schedule of works to undertake in its road program but has placed Dobney Avenue and Pearson Street as a priority.

“We have taken on board the feedback from the community and we know these roads require these works to accommodate the daily traffic flow to an important area of the city,” he said.

“They serve the western industrial precinct and are roads leading to the university and also Bomen. So now we’ve secured that funding, we’ll be delivering an upgrade which is considered very important to Wagga Wagga.”

During the kerb and guttering works some parking lanes will be closed, a reduced speed limit will be in place and the roads will be under traffic control.

The $4,205,964 in funding is part of the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads program which is also supported by the Federal Government. Council is also contributing funding to the works.