Arched Lord Baden Powell Drive gateway over road with roadworks sign in foreground

Projects & Works

Lord Baden Powell Drive lane closures

Published: 10 Jul 2023 4:14pm

Motorists are advised of a lane closure scheduled for this week on Lord Baden Powell Drive as part of the road upgrade project between Macleay Street and Captain Cook Drive.

Wagga Wagga City Council Senior Project Manager Tim Morris said this will be the first of several lane closures taking place over the next 2-3 weeks.

"These closures will enable some of the required vegetation clearing to be carried out directly and safely from Lord Baden Powell Drive itself," Mr. Morris said.

"Our initial preference was to conduct all of the required clearing from the road reserve to avoid disrupting traffic. Unfortunately, due to the wet and boggy conditions, that option is not currently possible.

“While these lane closures are in effect, the other lane will remain open under traffic control measures, ensuring that traffic can continue to flow.”

To minimise any potential delays, Council recommends motorists and other road users consider using an alternative route, if possible.

“We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and patience during these works. Our staff will continue their efforts to minimise the impact on residents and businesses as much as possible," Mr. Morris said.

The project is funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, NSW Government and Wagga Wagga City Council.

For more information, visit the Lord Baden Powell Drive Upgrade project page.