Wheelers Lane level crossing on track

Western Plains Regional Council is into the second week of the proposed six week road closure of Wheelers Lane at the rail crossing and Council’s Operations Engineer Robert Flakelar says that work is on schedule. 

“At this stage, it is still our aim to re-open Wheelers Lane to one lane of traffic in each direction on Monday 20 June, weather dependant,” Mr Flakelar said.

The upgrade includes road-widening, new concrete footpaths, an on road cycleway, centre medians and street lighting improvements.

“At the moment, excavation work to remove old road pavement is underway while at the same time gravel is being brought in to construct a new pavement," he said.

“Electrical conduits (for new streetlights) are also being trenched across the road so a number of Council road crews, pipe-laying crews, concrete crews  and contractors are working concurrently to undertake these activities.

“Railway contractors, John Holland Rail, are installing new boom gates, signal lights and pedestrian rail crossing hardware.

“This is a priority section of Dubbo’s road infrastructure and the widening of Wheelers Lane and upgrading of the level crossing between Birch Avenue and Douglas Mawson Road will create a four lane divided carriageway over the crossing,

“This will improve traffic flow at the crossing creating a continuous four lane road linking the Mitchell Highway (Cobra Street) and the Golden Highway (Cobbora Road).”

Media Contact

Robert Flakelar
Council’s Operations Engineer
Phone: (02) 6801 4000.
 

Last Edited: 20 May 2016

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