Traffic on Bourke street, looking south

Projects & Works

Plan ahead: more road works set to get underway

Published: 19 May 2023 10:40am

Wagga Wagga City Council is encouraging motorists and other road users to plan their travel and allow time for delays, with more rehabilitation works set to start on a section of Bourke Street next week.

The works will be carried out on the 650m stretch of Bourke Street between Fernleigh Road and Urana Street between 6am and 6pm from Monday 22 May to Monday 29 May, weather permitting.

Manager Transport & Traffic Jamie Harwood said traffic control measures will be in place, with traffic flow to be reduced to two lanes on the opposing side of the works site during the road works.

“Bourke Street is a key connector for local residents accessing schools and businesses in the area, as well as for residents and visitors travelling into the city centre,” Mr Harwood said.

Traffic on Bourke Street, near Urana Street

“While we will still have one north-bound and one south-bound lane open, we expect there will be significant delays due to the high volume of traffic which uses this road.

“We suggest motorists consider taking an alternative route if possible, via Glenfield Road or Mitchelmore Street.

“We understand this will cause some inconvenience, but these pavement rehabilitation works will deliver a smoother and safer surface for everyone who uses the road.”

Residents who live on Bourke Street in the work zone will have access to their properties.

Weather permitting, contractors are scheduled to asphalt overlay Macleay Street between Urana Street and Erin Street over four nights from 22 – 25 May, between 6pm and 6am.

These works are part of a program of pavement renewal and improvement works being carried out across the city and surrounds, including a section of Byrnes Road at Bomen and Lake Albert Road between Eastlake Drive and Kooringal Road.

You can stay up to date on road works taking place across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area by visiting