Major road upgrades progressing after long weekend
Published: 28 Sep 2023 1:52pm
Wagga Wagga City Council is alerting motorists to significant developments in two major road upgrade projects.
Changed traffic conditions are expected after the long weekend for the Old Narrandera Road and Dunns Road upgrade projects.
Starting from Tuesday 3 October, traffic on the Olympic Highway near Dunns Road will be reduced to one lane for construction of the new Dunns Road and Olympic Highway intersection.
This lane closure is expected to last for up to six weeks, with traffic controllers managing the flow of traffic 24 hours a day. Motorists should anticipate an additional five minutes of travel time during this period.
Council Senior Project Manager Tim Morris said the new intersection will improve traffic flow and safety.
"The intersection will feature a dedicated right turn lane onto Dunns Road from the Olympic Highway, along with the installation of new signage and line marking,” Mr Morris said.
“Since construction started in May, contractors have achieved substantial progress, including realigning Dunns Road at the Olympic Highway end, extensive drainage enhancements, and sealing the previously unsealed road section.
“In total, 3.3 kilometres of road have been sealed, and guardrails have been installed to enhance safety for all road users.”
Old Narrandera Road is set to reopen to traffic in the second week of October as that project enters its final phase.
Council Senior Project Manager Robert Mithilan said almost two months of intensive work has seen the completion of the earth works to form the foundation of the widened road sections, stabilisation of road sub-base and installation of two median islands .
“Efforts will now shift to complete the road base works and seal the road to ensure smoother and safer driving conditions,” Mr Mithilan said.
“The tentative timeline for the project's completion is around mid-October, pending favourable weather conditions.”
Motorists can keep up to date with traffic disruptions by-visiting https://www.livetraffic.com/.