Bitumen seal being sprayed on road from truck

Projects & Works

Allow extra travel time: works to start on Avocet Drive

Published: 03 Mar 2023 9:25am

Motorists and other road users are asked to plan their trips and allow extra travel time when road works get underway on the eastern end of Avocet Drive in Estella early next week.

The road stabilisation and reseal works on the section between Franklin Drive and the Boorooma Street roundabout are expected to start on Monday 6 March and finish a week later, weather permitting.

Suburban intersection at Estella - Avocet Drive

Avocet Drive will remain open during the works, with traffic control measures in place from 7am to 6pm.

Manager Transport & Traffic Jamie Harwood said Council appreciates the continuing patience the community has shown during the various road rehabilitation and resealing works being carried out across the Local Government Area.

Man in hi-vis vest standing on freshly sealed road, traffic going by, workers sweeping road in background

“We just finished the in-situ stabilisation, granular overlay and widening of Mitchell Road between Inglewood and Brunskill roads earlier this week and I think anyone who drives along that section will be pleased with the results,” Mr Harwood said.

“This week we also had a crew carrying out road maintenance works on a stretch of Huthwaite Street which deteriorated rapidly due to the wet weather events in the lead up to Christmas.”

Road stabilisation works on a stretch of Bourke Street between Holbrook Road and Red Hill Road is expected to finish on Thursday 9 March.

Bitumen sealing truck spraying seal, with gravel trucks in background

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 Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.

Roadworks program

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


30 January – 28 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 – 25 February

Lloyd Road – from Plumpton Road to Holbrook Road


24 February – 9 March

Bourke Street – from Holbrook Road to Red Hill Road


1 – 6 March

Huthwaite Street – between Pratt Street and Hopkins Street


6 – 13 March

Avocet Drive – from Boorooma Street to Franklin Drive


9 – 11 March

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


12 – 16 March

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


To be confirmed

Macleay Street – between Erin Street and Urana Street