Olympic Highway intersection upgrades through Wagga Wagga

Roads and Maritime Services is developing a project to improve Olympic Highway intersections at Old Narrandera Road and Travers Street.

An upgrade project for Olympic Highway intersections at Old Narrandera Road and Travers Street is currently in planning.

Updates and announcements

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback during the community consultation period through the interactive online tool and by mail, phone and email.

The feedback period has now closed. A community consultation report is being prepared, summarising all matters raised during the call for community feedback.

Roads and Maritime will publish the community consultation report on the project webpage and will keep the community up-to-date as the project progresses.

Community consultation

Roads and Maritime called for community feedback from 3 June to 28 June 2019 on a proposal to improve the Olympic Highway intersections at Old Narrandera Road and Travers Street.

This feedback is now being reviewed and collated into a Community Consultation Report.

The feedback period has now closed, however, you can read the comments gathered via the interactive online tool by clicking on the community consultation map.

Project background

The Olympic Highway through Wagga Wagga provides an important regional and local link from suburbs north of the Murrumbidgee River, Bomen Freight Hub and Charles Sturt University to services in Wagga Wagga via the two-lane, two-way Gobbagombalin Bridge.

Traffic growth as a result of increased land development to the north of Wagga Wagga is placing increasing pressure on the intersections of Travers Street and Old Narrandera Road, either side of the bridge.

Roads and Maritime is investigating road and intersection upgrades at the Olympic Highway intersections with Old Narrandera Road and Travers Street and widening the Sturt Highway to four lanes over Marshall’s Creek in Wagga Wagga.

The objective of the Olympic Highway project at Old Narrandera Road and Travers Street is to:

  • Improve safety, access and traffic efficiency at each intersection, with a knock-on effect of improved traffic flow across Gobbagombalin Bridge
  • Improve travel time and reduce delays on this section of Olympic Highway
  • Reduce the frequency and severity of crashes on this section of Olympic Highway.

While Gobbagombalin Bridge is not being considered as part of this work, the proposed intersection upgrades will improve safety, access and traffic efficiency for this increasingly busy area.

What happens next?

We will carefully consider all feedback received during the community feedback period before proceeding with the project’s development.

A community consultation report is being prepared, summarising matters raised and our responses. This will be made available on our website. We will keep you updated as the proposal progresses.

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