Improving road safety and vehicle access at one of Griffith's most important intersections is a step closer to becoming a reality.
An $8.8 million project is on its way, as the Australian and NSW governments have each allocated $4.4 million to upgrade the Burley Griffin Way and Irrigation Way intersection at Yoogali.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson has said, “The Yoogali intersection is the meeting point of four major roads including Burley Griffin Way, Mackay Avenue, Irrigation Way and Kurrajong Avenue. This busy intersection has been identified as needing improvements.
“This multi-million project will involve widening the intersection to accommodate larger and longer vehicles as well as upgrading and widening the rail level crossing. “Investigation work is under way and is an all-important stage in the planning process to develop a concept design and final design for the intersection improvements.
“Most of the investigation work will be carried out in the road reserve between Monday 12 February and early March and will be used to inform the environmental and engineering assessment.”
There may be some temporary changed traffic conditions during work hours: 7am-6pm on weekdays and 8am-1pm on Saturdays.
The spokesperson also said the work is a case of short term pain for long term gain, as the upgrade will result in improved road user safety and light and heavy vehicle access.
“Roads and Maritime is working closely with stakeholders including Griffith City Council to minimise disruption while work planning work is carried out.
“Planning for the upgrade is expected to be completed later this year, with work expected to start in early 2019 and take around 12 months to complete.”
For further information, visit the website at rms.nsw.gov.au/Yoogali