Cars on road crossing a small concrete bridge
WORKS AHEAD:  This section of Kooringal Road between the Sturt Highway and Marshalls Creek is just one of 13 road segments within Wagga Wagga set to be rehabilitated under a new $4.5 million civil works package.

Projects & Works

Two major road works packages unveiled for Wagga Wagga

Published: 21 Nov 2023 12:52pm

Wagga Wagga City Council has announced a program of major civil works worth a total of almost $5.5 million, for the repair, rehabilitation and renewal of several key connector and heavily used roads in the local government area.

At its Ordinary Meeting on Monday night, 20 November, Council accepted a $4.5 million offer from Complete Road Seal (CRS) for the rehabilitation of 13 road segments within Wagga Wagga.

The works will include sections of Kooringal Road, Copland Street, Morgan Street, Forsyth Street and Johnston Street, as well as the length of Church Street and Cross Street.

Street sign for Copland Street on roundabout in foreground, with traffic on road in background

It adds to a $1 million contract already approved to contractors Fulton Hogan for a separate package for works, funded under the NSW Government’s Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.

This will include rehabilitating part of Boorooma Street, and Arnott Street in Ashmont, as well as road repairs on McNickle Road, O’Briens Creek Road and Oxley Bridge Road.

Director Infrastructure Services Warren Faulkner said the works will go some way towards addressing the backlog of works outlined in a comprehensive report to Councillors in November last year on the status of the Wagga Wagga road network.

“The roads included in these two packages were prioritised for rehabilitation and renewal in the 2023-2024 financial year as part of Council’s longer term asset management plan,” Mr Faulkner said.

“Through the geotechnical investigations phase of our three-year planning and delivery cycle, we’ve identified most of the poor sections of road.

“This program of civil works will renew and improve these roads to make them safer and improve the drive quality for the travelling public.”

The Kooringal Road upgrade project will finally be completed as part of the $4.5 million dollar CRS package.

Traffic travelling in both directions on section of Kooringal Road

The work will be carried out in four sections: Lake Albert Road to Plumpton Road; Fay Avenue to Vincent Road; Simkin Cresent south for 300 metres; and Marshalls Creek Bridge to the Sturt Highway.

“Contractors will also be rehabilitating Boorooma Street between the roundabouts at Messenger Avenue and Farrer Road, with an interim fix to remove the patchwork quilt of repairs to potholes,” Mr Faulkner said.

“The temporary seal will provide a smoother and safer road surface until a full upgrade of the street is carried our as part of the Northern Growth Area Contributions plan.”

A schedule of works for the two packages will be developed once the contracts have been finalised.

The program of works is being funded by Council, the NSW Government through its Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund and the Australian Government through its Roads to Recovery Program.