Griffith City Council will begin the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Old Willbriggie Road, Kurrajong Avenue and Watkins Avenue this month. To complete this construction the entire intersection will be closed from Monday 16 January, 2017 for five months.
Council’s Director Infrastructure Service & Operations, Mr Phil King said the estimated completion date will be in June 2017 but the duration of construction will be dependent upon weather conditions and other unforeseen issues that may occur during construction.
“This roundabout forms an important strategic part of the Southern Industrial Link for Griffith. It is a significant milestone in the city’s transportation history”, said Mr King.
The new roundabout requires the installation of drainage pipes, realigning the approach roads, kerb and guttering works, concrete medians, safety barriers, pavement works and the roundabout itself.
The proposed works are being funded 50:50 by Restart NSW ‘Fund-Fixing Country Roads’ and the NSW Roads to Recovery program
“Council will be installing signs around the intersection to notify the travelling public of the closure. B Doubles should use Oakes Road”, added Mr King.
During the construction period the travelling public is requested to be patient, understanding and drive cautiously. No access will be available through the construction site and the site will be barricaded. For the safety of the workers, any vehicles going through the closed roads will face prosecution under Section 102 of the Roads Act (NSW). Offenders will be liable for damaged road or traffic road facilities.
The following road closures will occur:
- Old Willbriggie Road - section between Research Station Road and Bishop Road
- Kurrajong Avenue - section between Old Willbriggie Road and Ceccato Road
- Watkins Avenue - between Holt Road and Old Willbriggie Road