Grading to begin on Dunns Road
Published: 29 Apr 2022 9:36am
Wagga Wagga City Council is continuing work on the Dunns Road upgrade, with grading scheduled to start next week, weather permitting.
Associate Director of Projects Silas Darby said Council will use GPS technology to assist in grading the site as quickly and accurately as possible.
“The existing top layers of the road will be removed and replaced using GPS enabled graders,” Mr Darby said.
“In the not so distant past, this type of work was carried out by sight, using pegs.
“This new technology uses GPS to track position, levels and grades in the designed road pavement and the computerised mapping shows where the grader blade needs to be and cuts away accordingly, so it’s very accurate.”
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Mr Darby said Stage 1 of the upgrade will probably be impacted due to wet weather conditions.
“Unfortunately, a wet winter is predicted which means delays to the project will be inevitable,” Mr Darby said.
“The rain will be a challenge for us because, obviously, we can’t put a pavement seal over a wet surface without risk of catastrophic failure.
“Hopefully we can have the entire road resealed by late spring.”
The second stage of the upgrade will see Council working with Transport for NSW to construct a right-hand turning lane at the Olympic Highway and Dunns Road intersection.
Stage 3 of the upgrade – construction of a roundabout at the Holbrook Road and Dunns Road intersection – will be subject to receiving black spot funding.
Stage 1 of the project is expected to be completed by December 2022.
The Dunns Road upgrade project is funded by the Australian Government ($5.8 million) and Wagga Wagga City Council ($2.5 million).
For more information visit our Dunns Road Update page.