Construction to commence this month on new roundabout on Mitchell Highway for future Keswick Estate development


Western Plains Regional Council will later this month commence construction work on a new roundabout on the Mitchell Highway between Sheraton Road and the Windsor Parade link road.

The roundabout was approved by the former Dubbo City Council in July 2015 and will be a three way, two lane roundabout which will provide access via Capstan Drive (yet to be constructed) to the future development of Keswick Estate.

Council Manager of Works Services Ian Bailey said Capstan Drive will form part of the sub-arterial road network through Keswick residential estate that will service approximately 1,000 residences in the estate plus the Royal Freemasons aged care development.

“This residential land will continue to develop over the next 20 years and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have concurred with the roundabout as the preferred traffic management for the intersection,” Mr Bailey said.

“The roundabout is to be constructed approximately halfway between Sheraton Road and the intersection of the Windsor Parade link road on the Mitchell Highway within the 70kmh speed zone,” he said.

“The new roundabout will be identical in size and similar in construction to the existing roundabouts on the Mitchell Highway at Sheraton Road and Wheelers Lane,” Mr Bailey said.

Normal two way traffic flow will be maintained throughout construction with the exception of one night time road closure in order to install stormwater pipes and service conduits under the highway.

Mr Bailey said it is essential that normal traffic flow is maintained during construction but motorists are advised that there will be changed traffic conditions and reduced speed limits in place.

“Safety barriers will be put in place with changed traffic alignment to separate traffic from the work area while maintain a continual flow of traffic in both directions,” Mr Bailey said.

Tree removal works required to comply with road design standards have commenced in preparation for construction to start later this month. The anticipated completion date of the new Mitchell Highway roundabout is December 2016 subject to weather conditions.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ian Bailey
Council’s Manager Works and Services
(02) 6801 400

Last Edited: 11 Jul 2016

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