6 September 2023

Council flags traffic disruptions as geotechnical studies of Wagga roads get underway

| Jarryd Rowley
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Kooringal Road is one of many roads that will be disrupted during Wagga Wagga City Council’s geotechnical studies over the next few weeks. Photo: Wagga Wagga City Council.

Geotechnical studies by Wagga Wagga City Council on some of the town’s busiest roads have begun this week.

Due to the studies, the council is advising motorists to expect delays and disruptions to several roads in the next few weeks.

Sections of Copland Street, Kooringal Road, Byrnes Road and Main Street, as well as several streets and intersections in the city centre, East Wagga Wagga, Lake Albert and Kooringal, have all been set periods in which residents can expect the studies to be carried out.

Copland Street and Kooringal Road were among the first roads targeted, with works on the former beginning on Tuesday, 5 September.

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Director of infrastructure services Warren Faulkner said the investigations were part of the assessment process as the council prepared its program of roadworks, expected to start in October.

“These geotechnical investigations for road rehabilitation projects involve digging into the ground to understand the soil, rocks and other materials underneath the road,” Mr Faulkner said.

“This helps engineers figure out how strong the current pavement and foundation under the pavement is and what kind of challenges might be lurking beneath the surface.”

Mr Faulkner said the investigations would help the council identify the best ways to improve some of Wagga’s busiest roads, which in turn would make it safer and more secure during high-traffic periods and heavy weather.

Geotechnical study schedule:

Kooringal Road (Fay Avenue to Kulgoa Street): Wed, 6 Sept, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Nesbitt Street: Wed, 6 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Norton Street: Wed, 6 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Copland St (Lake Albert Road to Tumba Rail): Wed, 6 Sept, 9 am to 1 pm

Kooringal Road near (Simkin Crescent): Thurs, 7 Sept, 2 pm to 5 pm

Balmoral Crescent: Thurs, 7 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Main Street (between Lake Street and Daisy Vincent Drive): Thurs, 7 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Kooringal Road (Lake Albert to Red Hill roads): Thurs, 7 Sept, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Berry Street (between Forsyth and Morgan streets): Fri, 8 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Byrnes Road (near Trahairs Road): Fri, 8 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Morgan Street (Murray to Docker streets): Fri, 8 Sept, 8 am to 12 pm

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Roundabout (Kooringal Road/Copland Street): Fri, 8 Sept, 1 pm to 4 pm

Ziegler Avenue (between Stanley and Berala streets): Mon, 11 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Intersection of Bourke Street and Holbrook Road: Mon, 11 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Intersection of Travers and Trail streets: Tue, 12 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Intersection of Travers and Fitzmaurice streets: Tue, 12 Sept, 7:30 am to 2 pm

Morgan Street (Tarcutta to Blake streets): Thurs, 14 Sept, 10 am to 12 pm

Kooringal Road (Sturt Highway to Forge Street): Thurs, 14 Sept, 1 pm to 3 pm

Roundabout (Thompson/Best St), Roundabout (Forsyth/Best Street) and Roundabout (Morgan/Best Street): Fri, 15 Sept, 8 am to 3:30 pm.

Motorists can stay abreast of traffic disruptions by clicking here.

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