Major road works program rolls out across Wagga Wagga
Published: 13 Jan 2023 1:58pm
Wagga Wagga City Council is encouraging motorists and other road users to plan their journey and be prepared for delays, as it starts its road rehabilitation program of works to renew and improve several key distributor roads across our local government area (LGA) over the next few months.
The current program includes Mundowy Lane, Old Narrandera Road, Inglewood Road, Copland Street, Lloyd Road, Nagle Street, Watson Boulevard, Bourke Street, and Macleay Street.
Director Infrastructure Service Warren Faulkner said the rehabilitation works have been planned for some time but could not start due to the significant wet weather and flooding events.
“Now that the rain has stopped and we’ve had some heat to dry out pavements, we’re in the position to get the ball rolling,” Mr Faulkner said. “We started this week at Mundowy Lane, which has been closed since the October and November flooding events.
“That work is expected to be completed by Monday and our crews will then relocate to Old Narrandera Road, between Pine Gully Road and the Olympic Highway.
“The works on Old Narrandera Road are an interim fix to remove the patchwork quilt of repairs to potholes that form following rain and replace it with a new sacrificial seal that will provide a better road surface until the major road upgrade project commences later this year.”
Old Narrandera Road will be closed to traffic between Pine Gully Road and the Olympic Highway during the work, with detours in place via Estella Road and Boorooma Street.
Where possible, contractors will open the road in the evenings when the work is completed for the day. The road will be closed again in the morning when works re-commence.
The Inglewood Road upgrade is also scheduled to start in the week commencing Monday 16 January and will stretch 2.4 kilometres east from Mitchell Road.
The road works will be carried out between 6am and 6pm on weekdays and will be under the direction of traffic control.
“We’re asking road users to allow extra travel time, drive to the conditions and follow the direction of traffic controllers,” Mr Faulkner said.
“We understand the works will be quite disruptive but we thank you for your patience while we complete this important work to deliver improved safety for the people who use these roads.”
The program of works is being funded by Council, the Australian Government through its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program as well as its Roads to Recovery Program, and the NSW Government through its REPAIR program.
Council has also submitted its application for a slice of the NSW Government’s latest $500 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program, which is providing one-off payments to councils to help them fix roads damaged by successive severe weather events in 2022.
For information about road closures:
Schedule of Works
Date / Duration
10 – 14 January
16 – 20 January
Old Narrandera Road – between Olympic Highway and Pine Gully Road
16 – 25 January
Inglewood Road – from Mitchell Road east for 2.4km
30 January – 4 February
Copland Street – between Blaxland Road and Tasman Road
6 – 14 February
15 – 17 February
Nagle Street – from Sturt Highway south for 500m
Watson Boulevard – between Red Hill Road and Lingiari Drive, including the roundabout
21 February – 2 March
Bourke Street – from Holbrook Road to Red Hill Road
To be confirmed
Macleay Street – between Erin Street and Urana Street