Dunns Road Stage 1 upgrade update

Earthworks on Stage 1 of the Dunns Road upgrade, which started earlier this month, are progressing but are being affected by inclement weather and the impact of COVID-19 on supply and staffing

Wagga Wagga City Council Director Projects Silas Darby is confident that despite these impacts the completion of Stage 1 will occur in December 2022.

Road Plant Ahead sign

The first stage of the upgrade involves three phases.

Phase 1 – Upgrading of the stormwater drainage. This work has been completed ahead of the program to minimise the damage to the road caused by expected high rainfall events – COMPLETED

Phase 2 – Earthworks which started in early May 2022 and involve removing existing top layers of the road and then replacing these layers using GPS enabled graders – UNDERWAY

Phase 3 – Sealing the entire length of Dunns Road – PENDING

Mr Darby said Stages 2 and 3 of the road upgrade rely on elements determined by external agencies.

Dunns Road Sign

Stage 2 of the upgrade will see Council working with Transport for NSW to construct a right-hand turning lane at the Olympic Highway and Dunns Road intersection.

Stage 3 of the upgrade is construction of a roundabout at the Holbrook Road and Dunns Road intersection and is subject to receiving black spot funding.

The project is funded by the Australian Government and Wagga Wagga City Council.

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