Road works machinery on Mundowy Lane

Projects & Works

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.

Grader working on Mundowy Lane
ROLLING OUT: This week's works on Mundowy Lane mark the start of Council's road rehabilitation program.

“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.”

Warren Faulkner in hi-vis vest standing in front of VMS board beside road
BUSY SCHEDULE: Council's Director Infrastructure Services Warren Faulkner said the recent dry and warm conditions have paved the way for the road rehabilitation works to start.

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.

Inglewood Road sign in foreground with VMS board on background

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:

Road Works & Closures

Schedule of Works

Date / Duration 


10 – 14 January

Mundowy Lane

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

Lloyd Road

15 – 17 February

Nagle Street – from Sturt Highway south for 500m

20 February

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