VMS board message to expect delays, next to street
WORKS AHEAD:  There will be changes to traffic flow and parking access in Johnston, Church and Cross street from next week when rehabilitation works get underway on all three roads.

Projects & Works

Works underway on major road rehabilitation program

Published: 11 Jan 2024 9:29am

Wagga Wagga City Council has embarked on its major program of civil works for the repair, rehabilitation and renewal of several key connector and heavily used roads in the local government area.

The program is being delivered in three separate packages – two by contractors and the third by Council infrastructure and civil works teams.

Work commenced at the start of the new year on the stretch of Boorooma Street, between Farrer Road to Avocet Drive, while road rehabilitation works have also been carried out this week in Arnott Street in Ashmont, and Main Steet in Lake Albert.

VMS board message about Main Street road works in foreground, with road works taking place in background
📷 Road rehabilitation works in Main Street, Lake Albert.

Manager Transport & Traffic Jamie Harwood advises there will be changes to traffic conditions in Johnston, Church and Cross streets over the coming two weeks due to road works.

“Contractors are set to start road rehabilitation works in Johnston Street on Monday (15 January), weather permitting, followed by Church and Cross streets, with the initial stabilisation of each expected to be completed by the end of the first week,” Mr Harwood said.

“The new asphalt wearing course will be applied in the week starting Monday 22 January, again weather permitting.

“During these works, there will be lane closures which will impact the flow of traffic and roadside car parking availability along these streets. Where possible, parking access will be permitted at the Wagga Beach carpark and Cross Street carpark.

VMS board message about Johnston Church & Cross street road works in foreground, with parked cars and street in background

“Please allow extra time to find parking if you’re planning to visit the Wagga Beach or Riverside precinct and playground, or to attend church services or funerals at St Michael’s Cathedral, St John’s Anglican Church or St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

“We understand these changes will cause some disruption to the community and apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

“The rehabilitation of these roads is important as it will improve their quality and make them safer and smoother for the driving public.”

The works will be carried out between 6am-7pm and will be under traffic control.

Also scheduled to start on Monday will be the interim road maintenance works on Gregadoo Road between Plumpton Road and Plunkett Drive.

Road signs for Gregadoo Road and Plumpton Road in foreground, with road in background

The temporary maintenance works involve rehabilitation of the existing road pavement and sealing the surface to last for approximately 12 months.