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, east of Griffith.

The project will improve safety for all road users by upgrading traffic efficiency and heavy vehicle accessibility at the intersection and minimising queuing over and near the level crossing.

Planning for the project is expected to be completed in early 2019.

Artist’s impression of Yoogali intersection upgrade
Artist’s impression of Yoogali intersection upgrade

Updates and announcements

An addendum to the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) has been prepared in response to comments received following the REF display in 2018.

Key modifications in the addendum REF include:

  • adding right turn lanes for each of the intersection legs
  • extending the road design and revised concrete medians
  • modifying access to properties and business on Mackay Avenue
  • constructing concrete protection over a high pressure gas main
  • modifying the design of Irrigation Way bridge
  • removing additional trees
  • modifying the table drain and utility relocations
  • modifying safeguards.

The REF addendum can be viewed or downloaded from Project Documents.

Review of Environmental Factors submissions report

The REF was displayed for community comment from Monday 25 June to Friday 20 July 2018. A total of 22 submissions were received.

A submissions report summarising the comments, responses, changes to the proposal and details of environmental measures and safeguards was published in late 2018.

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.

Background

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

The work includes:

  • 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 early 2019.

Keeping you informed

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

 

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