Current intersection at Yoogali

Yoogali intersection upgrade

The NSW and Australian governments have committed $14.8 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.

Latest news

SEP 2020

SEP 2020Temporary road closure of Kurrajong Avenue

A section of Kurrajong Avenue will be closed between Yoogali intersection and Oakes Road from Saturday 12 September as work on the Yoogali intersection upgrade progresses.

Work involves widening and grinding down the existing road and replacing with a new road surface.

All vehicles will be detoured via Oakes Road and Battista Street.

Work is expected to be completed by Friday, 25 September, weather permitting.

Kurrajong Avenue and Irrigation Way are expected to re-open at this time, lifting all detours around Yoogali.

Yoogali intersection - Kurrajong Avenue closure - detour route

APR 2020

APR 2020Temporary road closures Irrigation Way

The next stages of work include a three-month closure of Irrigation Way.

Irrigation Way will be closed from Monday 18 May to late September while work is carried out to replace the bridge structure over Main Drain J.

Heavy vehicles will be detoured via Yenda along Whitton Stock Route Road. Light vehicle access will remain via Murray and Centofanti roads. See detour map below for more information.

Along with the closures, other lane closures and reduced speed limits will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times. Motorists are advised to allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time to their journey while the work is under way.

Detour route - Irrigation Way closure at Yoogali (bridge replacement)
Detour route - Irrigation Way closure at Yoogali (bridge replacement)

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.

Following the completion of the rail crossing upgrade on Burley Griffin Way and bridge structure on Irrigation Way, intersection improvements will be carried out, including widening and upgrading all intersection approaches, laying a new road surface and installing traffic lights.

The project, which includes $8.8 million Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program funding, is expected to be completed towards the end of 2020.

Transport for NSW will provide information about the project as planning continues.

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about this project please call:

Phone: Project Manager, Tim Keyes, on 6923 6664


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