Current intersection at Yoogali

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.

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DEC 2019

DEC 2019Addendum to the Review of Environmental Factors

Griffith City Council is relocating a water main in preparation for next year’s major intersection upgrade.

This work will see the closure of Irrigation Way for one day while a small bridge is built for the water main across Main Drain J.

Irrigation Way will be closed on Sunday 15 December between 7am and 1pm.

Light vehicles will be detoured via Murray and Centofanti roads and heavy vehicles will be detoured along Whitton Stock Route Road to Burley Griffin Way or Wilga Road to Kidman Way.

Project information

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 the project documents section of this page.

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.

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 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.

Early preparations and utility adjustments will continue into early 2020. Upgrade of the level crossing and major construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

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

Project documents


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May 2019 review of environmental factors addendum

Yoogali Intersection Upgrade.

November 2018 submissions report

Yoogali Intersection Upgrade.

June 2018 review of environmental factors

Main report

June 2018 review of environmental factors

Appendices A - J

June 2018 options assessment report

Yoogali intersection upgrade.



Contact us

For further information about this project please call:

Phone: Project Manager, Tim Keyes, on 6923 6664


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