Work to commence on the Purvis Lane Reconstruction Project

Dubbo’s Purvis Lane will soon be wider and safer, with Stage 1 works set to commence on the $9.9 million Purvis Lane Reconstruction Project on Monday 29 April 2019.

Stage 1 of the Purvis Lane Reconstruction Project will take place from the Merrygoen Railway to Tannery Road and is being funded collaboratively by Dubbo Regional Council and the NSW Government.

The Purvis Lane Reconstruction Project will deliver stormwater upgrades, pavement reconstruction, widening and strengthening and construction of new table drains.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields said Purvis Lane was a key part of Dubbo’s road infrastructure.

“This upgrade will improve safety and logistics along this significant road in Dubbo’s industrial precinct, particularly for the heavy vehicles that use the road daily.

“While I understand there may be some inconvenience to businesses in the area I am pleased to hear that staff are working collaboratively with local businesses effected at each stage of the project to minimise disruptions where possible,” he said.

The existing road, was constructed well-over 60 years ago effectively as a local rural road servicing the abattoir, which has been replaced by new industries and businesses so it is in desperate need of this upgrade,” Clr Shields said.

Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said this upgrade will allow motorists and heavy vehicles to travel safely from the Merrygoen Railway to Tannery Road.

“Widening and strengthening this stretch of road will go a long way in keeping our commuters safe,” Mr Saunders said.

“This is a great example of Dubbo Regional Council and the NSW Government working together to deliver for the people of Dubbo and surrounds,” he said.

To facilitate Stage 1 works, Purvis Lane from Fitzroy Street to Tannery Road, will be closed to traffic from Monday 29 April 2019, for a period of ten (10) weeks (weather permitting.) The whole project has an estimated completion date of December 2019. Local traffic will be able to access businesses, under traffic control, though access will be disrupted during this period.

Last Edited: 26 Apr 2019

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