12 January 2024

Rehabilitation of Wagga roads to affect city traffic

| Jarryd Rowley
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Johnston, Church and Cross streets will be subject to roadworks in the next couple of weeks. Photo: Wagga Wagga City Council.

Roadworks on Johnston, Church and Cross streets in the centre of Wagga are likely to cause traffic disruption from Monday 15 January.

As part of Wagga Wagga City Council’s Road Rehabilitation Program, the major roadworks will be carried out between 6 am and 7 pm and are expected to take a fortnight to complete.

The initial stabilisation of each street is expected to be completed by the end of the first week, with the new asphalt wearing course to be applied in the week starting Monday 18 January, weather permitting.

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Manager Transport & Traffic Jamie Harwood advised there would be lane closures over this period, impacting traffic flow and roadside carparking availability along these streets.

“Where possible, parking access will be permitted at the Wagga Beach carpark and Cross Street carpark,” Mr Harwood said.

“If you’re planning to visit the Wagga Beach or Riverside precinct or to attend church services or funerals at St Michael’s Cathedral, St John’s Anglican Church or St Andrews Presbyterian Church, please allow extra time to find parking.

“We understand these changes will cause some disruption to the community and apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

“The rehabilitation of these roads is important as it will improve their quality and make them safer and smoother for the driving public.”

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Also scheduled to start on Monday is the interim road maintenance works on Gregadoo Road between Plumpton Road and Plunkett Drive.

The temporary maintenance works involve rehabilitation of the existing road pavement and sealing the surface, which should withstand traffic for about 12 months.

The works will be delivered in three stages – two by contractors and the third by council infrastructure and civil works teams.

For more information about the Road Rehabilitation Program click here.

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