After months of rain-forced delays, the finish line is finally in sight for the long-awaited Kooringal Road refurbishment.
Wagga City Council has confirmed road works will resume on the final 800-metre stretch between Mena Street and Vincent Road on Monday, January 10.
The works, which were previously expected to take ten weeks to complete, now include a new pavement design and construction method which will slash the timeframe to just two weeks.
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Council's director of infrastructure Darren Faulkner said the new process uses machines to recycle and strengthen the existing pavement, reducing the need to remove and important significant quantities of material.
The section of Kooringal Road will be closed to traffic while the works are in progress, however detours will be put in place and the road will be opened to traffic overnight and on weekends.
The final works will bring an end to the drawn-out project upgrading the 2.55 kilometre road, which was meant to be finished on June 30, 2021 before coming up 800 metres short.
Works on the final stretch have been plagued by rain-forced delays ever since and council confirmed in September the project had blown $925,000 over budget.
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