Early work start on key Dubbo intersection
16 October 2019
Early work has started on a safety upgrade at one of Dubbo’s main intersections to improve safety and reduce travel times.Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the upgrade of the Fitzroy Street intersection with the Mitchell Highway would reduce congestion, especially during peak times.
“Congestion is a growing problem for Dubbo as more people come to live and work here. That’s why we’re getting on with delivering key intersection upgrades at the major pinch points,” Mr Saunders said.
“This section of the Mitchell Highway, in the centre of Dubbo, is a key route for residents, commuters and visitors and a vital route between Dubbo and Orange.
“The upgrade will include widening the highway, building a new pedestrian crossing, and safety features including upgraded street lighting and accessible ramps.
“Early work will continue until Friday 25 October on weekdays between. 7pm and 12am, weather permitting.”
Shoulder closures and lane reductions will be in place during day work including 40km/h speed limits.
Lane closures and traffic diversions will be in place during night work and may affect travel times. Access to properties will be maintained during this time.
Early work includes the removal of trees and establishing a site compound to enable the future widening work. To offset the loss, advanced jacaranda trees were planted in 2016 along the eastern and southern boundaries of Elston Park.
More information about the project and other projects in Dubbo is available here.