Road construction machinery and truck working on Lake Albert Road

Projects & Works

Rain, hail or shine: Council's road works continue

Published: 10 Feb 2023 11:40am

Wagga Wagga City Council thanks road users and residents for their continued patience with the series of road works projects being undertaken on key distributor roads across our Local Government Area.

Night works on resurfacing a 380-metre stretch of Lake Albert Road, from Warrawong Street to and including the Copland Street intersection, began on Monday night, 6 February.

It is part of the $4.8 million project to rehabilitate one of Wagga Wagga’s busiest thoroughfares.

During the works, Lake Albert Road is being closed to through traffic at the roadworks site between 6pm to 6am, with detours via Lord Baden Powell Drive and Railway Street.

Road contractors working on lake Albert Road

Director Infrastructure Services Warren Faulkner said this project, along with Council’s program of road rehabilitation works, continue to forge ahead despite this week’s inclement weather.

“At this stage, the Lake Albert Road night works are expected to be completed during the Wednesday night shift next week,” Mr Faulkner said.

“We were able to complete the initial phase of the rehabilitation works on Copland Street, between Blaxland Road and Tasman Road, on Wednesday before the thunderstorms arrived.

“This work involved the stabilisation of the pavement and resealing of the road and is expected to be completed late next week by building resilience into the wearing surface at the intersections with Blaxland Road, Lawson Street, Hartog Place and Say Street by asphalt overlaying them.

Rehabilitated and resealed Copland Street, with Blaxland St sign in foreground

“We’ve also been continuing works to widen and stabilise Mitchell Road, between Brunskill Road and Inglewood Road, while contractors commenced works this week on the rehabilitation of Lloyd Road, from Plumpton Road and Holbrook Road.”

The upgrade and sealing of the five-kilometre section of unsealed road on Old Narrandera Road, near Council’s boundary with Narrandera Shire Council, is also underway.

Night works are also scheduled to start on Nagle Street from Friday 17 February to Monday 27 February, weather permitting. The road will be closed from 6pm to 6am on weeknights only, with traffic diverted to the Sturt Highway and Copland Street.

Traffic control measure are in place at these road work sites. Motorists are asked to plan their journeys and expect delays.

"Our road patching crews have also been out and about fixing the potholes which continue to develop in the wake of each wet weather event which hits the region,” Mr Faulkner said.

“Our road network covers more than 2,288 kilometres of sealed and unsealed roads, so we really appreciate the community reporting potholes through our website or to Customer Service so we can patch them as soon as possible.”

You can contact Customer Service on 1300 292 442 or submit a service request online at

Schedule of road works

Date / Duration



10 – 18 January

Mundowy Lane


16 – 20 January

Old Narrandera Road – between Olympic Highway and Pine Gully Road


16 – 2 February

Inglewood Road – from Mitchell Road east for 2.4km

Rehabilitation completed – line marking still to occur

30 January – 24 February

Mitchell Road – from Inglewood Road to Brunskill Road


30 January – 24 February

Copland Street – between Blaxland Road and Tasman Road


30 January – late March/early April

Old Narrandera Road – approximately 24 km west of Currawarna


6 – 15 February

Lloyd Road – from Plumpton Road and Holbrook Road


17 – 27 February

Nagle Street – from Sturt Highway south for 500m – NIGHT WORKS


27 February – 8 March

Bourke Street – from Holbrook Road to Red Hill Road


9 – 10 March

Watson Boulevard – between Red Hill Road and Lingiari Drive, including the roundabout


To be confirmed

Macleay Street – between Erin Street and Urana Street