Preliminary works have commenced on the $9.5 million Bowral Distributor Road Upgrade project, designed to relieve traffic congestion and improve traffic flow around the Shire’s largest town.
Member for Wollondilly, Jai Rowell MP, said he was excited to see the continued progress of the project.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the continued development of the designs for the road upgrade and continued consultation with the community during their development,” Mr Rowell said.
“I’m also proud that the NSW Government has provided $7.5 million in funding towards the project from the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund,” he said. “Once complete, this project will provide the community with vital road infrastructure into the future”.
The ground surveys are currently being undertaken by specialist contractors on behalf of Council who will fund the remainder of the project costs and be delivering the upgrade.
The works involve surveyors undertaking measurements and readings in and around properties along Railway Parade, Station Street (from Bundaroo Street to Funston Street) and Kirkham Road (from Oxleys Hill Road to Sherwood Avenue) in Bowral.
The majority of the survey work is being undertaken by a mobile laser mounted in a vehicle. However, some additional works may require surveyors to access residential properties including private driveways and gardens. Access will not be required within any homes or buildings and all contractors will carry a letter of identification.
Stage one of the project involves Council:
- upgrading Station Street to include two lanes in each direction between Bundaroo and Bowral streets;
- constructing new roundabouts at Bong Bong and Bowral streets; and
- improving parking facilities and access to the town’s CBD area.
Detailed design work is expected to be completed later this year with construction scheduled to start in 2017.
For more information on the Bowral Distributor Road Upgrade project refer to the Bowral Parking, Traffic & Transport Strategy on Council’s website at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/bowral-parking-traffic-and-transport-strategy.
Further information will also be made available on Council’s dedicated online Community Engagement Hub, Your Say Wingecarribee at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/bowral-distributor-road.