Yoogali intersection upgrade

The NSW and Australian governments have committed $8.8 million to upgrade the Burley Griffin Way and Irrigation Way intersection at Yoogali to improve road safety and provide better access for light and heavy vehicles.

The jointly funded project includes $4.4 million funding under the federally funded Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.

Planning for the project is now under way and planning is expected to be completed in late 2018. Roads and Maritime has engaged Jacobs to carry out an environmental assessment and develop concept and detailed designs for the Yoogali intersection upgrade.

Yoogali intersection
Yoogali intersection

Updates and announcements

In July 2018, Roads and Maritime received 22 comments from community members about the Review of Environmental Factors (REF), which assessed the likely impacts of the proposal on the environment and detailed the protective measures to be implemented.

The issues raised and how Roads and Maritime proposes to address them is being compiled into a submissions report. The report will be available on this website once it is completed.

Field investigations

As part of the planning process, we carried out field investigations, including geotechnical testing, in February and March 2018. These investigations helped us better understand the subsurface ground conditions and determine the location of underground services. Information from the investigations will be used to inform the concept design.


The Yoogali intersection is the meeting point of four major roads – Burley Griffin Way, Mackay Avenue, Irrigation Way and Kurrajong Avenue.

The upgrade will include:

  • upgrading and widening the current intersection to accommodate larger and longer vehicles
  • upgrading and widening the rail level crossing to meet current standards
  • utility relocations as necessary.

What happens next?

Once planning is finished, the project approved and funding confirmed, the detailed design will progress. The planning process is expected to continue until late 2018.

Keeping you informed

Roads and Maritime will provide information about the project as planning continues.

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