Boundary Road extension works get underway

The extension of Boundary Road to service the growth of east Dubbo is now underway with Stage 1 of the project scheduled for completion by July 2018.

Following the commencement of initial site preparations on 8 January, major construction works are scheduled to begin on 15 January.

Dubbo Regional Council Director Infrastructure and Operations, Chris Devitt, said the Boundary Road extension is the first step in developing essential infrastructure to support an expected increase in the resident population.

“Ultimately, the full extension will be 1.61 kilometres of new arterial road servicing south east Dubbo,” Mr Devitt said

“When fully completed, Boundary Road will extend from Wheelers Lane through to Sheraton Road and will facilitate access to Keswick and Southlakes Estate as well as alleviating traffic congestion and increasing safety for pedestrians and vehicles.”

Stage 1 of the project has been partly funded by the NSW Government through a $4 million investment from the Restart NSW Housing Acceleration Fund and is an extension from Wheelers Lane to Alexandrina Avenue.

This construction stage will produce a fully kerbed two-lane road with integrated cycle lanes and piped stormwater drainage over a length of 600 metres. Stage 1 works will also include a new roundabout at the intersection of Wheelers Lane and Boundary Road and an adjacent footpath.

Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant, said the NSW Government is proud to be supporting prosperity and growth in the region through targeted investments into key infrastructure projects.

“We are committed to boosting regional communities and industries through vital infrastructure upgrades like the Boundary Road extension,” Mr Grant said.

“This project is another example of the NSW Government funding infrastructure upgrades that make regional locations more attractive places to live, work and travel.”

Stage 2 from Alexandrina Avenue to Sheraton Road will continue the two-lane carriageway and footpath with a roundabout at the new intersection of Boundary Road and Sheraton Road.

 
Media Contact:
Council’s Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Phone 6801 4000

Last Edited: 12 Jan 2018

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