Boorga Road Set To Get Underway

Thursday, 10 Jun 2021

Boorga Road Set To Get Underway Boorga Road is set to undergo a $7.3M overhaul, which includes the construction and sealing of the unsealed section between New Farms Road and Dickie Road, and the construction and sealing of Dickie Road, up to approximately 3.km west from Boorga Road.

The project, funded by NSW Fixing Local Roads Round One, Federal Roads to Recovery, Griffith City Council and Rombola Family Farms, will commence on 15 June 2021.

The works will be carried out across three stages, with Stage A scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2021 (weather permitting).

Director Infrastructure and Operations, Mr Phil King said road users will be impacted with the closure of a section of Boorga Road between New Farms Road and Frazer Road.

“Stage A will see changes in traffic conditions and detours in place for New Farms Road and Frazer Road, along with detours for Boorga Road, Billings Road and Rankins Springs Road,” said Mr King.

“We understand that this may cause delays and some frustration, however it is essential so that we can carry out the works efficiently, which includes drainage, relocation of utilities, and pavement construction.”

Detours will be in place as follows:
Stage A – Detour 1 – New Farms Road, Frazer Road
Detour 1 will be for Local Traffic Only and light vehicles accessing properties along the closed section of Boorga Road. The detour will consist of travelling along New Farms Road and Frazer Road to access Boorga Road past the major section of construction site. During the drainage and road works at the intersection of Boorga Road and Frazer Road, the local traffic control will be managed by opening one lane at a time under reduced speed of 40 Km/hr and using Portable Traffic System (PTS).

Stage A – Detour 2 – Boorga Road, Billings Road, Rankins Springs Road
Conditions on Billings Road include;
  • Left turn only into Rankins Springs Road
  • Maximum speed limit 80km/h
  • Operator is to carry out their own risk assessment of the route prior to travel to determine if route is safe to travel
  • Operator is responsible for damage to infrastructure
“Due to the conditions of Billings Road, Detour 2 can only be used for Type 1 A-Double Road Trains travelling to Boorga Road and Dickie Road from Rankins Springs Road,” said Mr King.

“This is also for Road Trains leaving Dickie Road and Boorga Road travelling north along Rankins Springs Road. Due to the conditions and a left turn only into Rankins Springs Road, Road Train vehicles will need to seek an alternate route as per the TfNSW Heavy Vehicle Maps. It is important to note that B-Triples will not be able to use Detour 2,” he added. 

Construction will typically be undertaken between the hours of 6.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, however in rare cases Saturday work may be required.

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi welcomed the start of the Boorga and Dickie Roads construction, saying the community has waited a long time for this.

“Boorga and Dickie Roads has been an issue for residents and road users and thanks to contributions from the Federal and State Governments, Council and the Rombola Family, I am pleased we are able to deliver,” said Councillor Dal Broi.

“This project shows what can be achieved whenall three levels of Government come together and is an important partnership with private industry as well.”

Council asks that during the construction period, road users remain vigilant and drive with caution.
 

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