Sturt Highway upgrade through Wagga Wagga to start in new year

30 November 2017

A section of the Sturt Highway through Wagga Wagga is set to be smoother and safer with a new road upgrade to start in the new year.

Daryl Maguire MP, Member for Wagga Wagga said the NSW Government has provided $2.5 million for the project to provide a smoother, more durable road surface and reduce future maintenance requirements.

“Roads and Maritime Services will carry out the work, which involves removing a deep layer of the road surface near Fitzharding Street and Bolton Park and replacing it with asphalt,” Mr Maguire said.

“Access points to the new Super A-Mart and Mill redevelopment will be built as part of this work. Before Christmas and prior to the road upgrade, underground pipes will be replaced by Riverina Water County Council.

“When work starts in early 2018, traffic along the Sturt Highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction to ensure the safety of workers and road users. Temporary changes to parking and accesses including pedestrian access will also be required.

“The work schedule is being finalised with input from affected businesses in the area to ensure impacts are minimised where possible. This will be provided to the community when it is finalised.

“This project follows on from road surface improvements work which has been ongoing since 2013.

“The NSW Government has spent $13 million to upgrade the Sturt Highway through Wagga Wagga, from Moorong Street roundabout, west of Wagga Wagga, to Stuart Road, east of Wagga Wagga. Planning for the next section from Bolton Park to the Tarcutta Street/ Lake Albert Road intersection will be carried out in the new year.”

“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its cooperation and patience during this work.

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