Works set to start on upgrading Old Narrandera Road
Published: 28 Jul 2023 11:23am
Council is advising motorists and residents to allow extra time when travelling through Wagga Wagga’s northern suburbs, with works set to get underway early next month on upgrading a section of Old Narrandera Road and Pine Gully Road.
The work is scheduled to start on Tuesday 8 August 2023 on the Council funded $1.7m project, which aims to improve traffic flow and safety.
Council Senior Project Manager Robert Mithilan says the upgrade will help cater to the growing needs of our area and enhance these roads to meet both present and future traffic demands.
“The project will expand the number of lanes for a section of Old Narrandera Road, from just west of the Olympic Highway intersection to the Pine Gully Road intersection, from two to four lanes, with two lanes in each direction,” Mr Mithilan said.
“These extra lanes, together with new dedicated right and left turning lanes for vehicles, will assist in supporting more efficient traffic flow in the area.
“New signage, concrete medians, and guardrails will further improve safety along the upgraded section of these roads.”
There will be some changes to traffic conditions during this upgrade, with a temporary speed limit reduction, intermittent road closures with detours, along with lane closures in place at different stages of the project.
“The program of works means that traffic disruptions including road and lane closures will change every two to five days,” Mr Mithilan said.
“We recommend road users plan their trips and allow extra travel time as there will be delays and detours in place during the various phases of the works.
“We know these works will be disruptive and appreciate and thank the community for their patience.”
Motorists can keep up to date with traffic disruptions by:
- checking the latest project update on the Old Narrandera Road Upgrade project page
- subscribing to receive email updates on the project page
- visiting livetraffic.com
Council and contractors expect the upgrade to be complete by mid-October 2023, weather depending.