Galena traffic to temporarily resume

Image of roundabout construction taking place at an intersection.

The corner of Galena, Talc and Mercury Streets will be temporarily reopened for two-way traffic next week with a surge of visitors expected for the Mundi Mundi Bash.

The troublesome intersection is currently undergoing a major upgrade including the installation of a roundabout, after the site was identified for reconstruction under the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program.

It was initially hoped that the roundabout would be completed before the Bash, however there have been some unavoidable delays during construction.

“Excavation has uncovered a large area of ground on the north-eastern side of the construction site that is a lot softer than we’d like,” said Council’s Chief Assets & Projects Officer, Codie Howard.

“We’d rather take the extra time for compaction and geofabrics installation to stabilise the site rather than proceed with construction and risk the road failing in the future.”

Traffic lights will be temporarily removed from the site between Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st August and two-way traffic will be permitted during this period, however all motorists are reminded to follow all signage and direction at the intersection.

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