Toc. roundabout project to begin
A $6 million Tocumwal roundabout project has been awarded to Cut and Fill Pty Ltd.
The company will complete concrete road resurfacing on the Newell Hwy roundabout, at the intersection of Tuppal Rd and Deniliquin Rd.
The NSW Government funded project is expected to start next month and be complete next year.
Member for MurrayDarling John Williams announced the tender had been awarded last week.
He said it was an important project for Tocumwal, with the Newell Hwy becoming a major regional hub for grain transportation to and from Victoria.
The project aims to ensure this section of highway meets current design standards, improves road safety and increases the life of the road, he said.
‘‘The work involves replacing the deteriorating asphalt road surface on the roundabout with concrete.
‘‘The guardrail between the roundabout and the bridge will also be replaced to prevent vehicles from driving over the embankment.
‘‘Cut and Fill Pty Ltd will start work in August. Detours and traffic control will be in place during work to reduce the impact on highway and local traffic.’’
New arrangements will include:
● A temporary side road built on the Tuppal Rd side of the roundabout for through traffic travelling between Finley and Victoria and traffic turning into Tuppal Rd;
● Temporarily extending Finley St to meet the Newell Hwy for one way, light traffic only;
● No access to the roundabout from Deniliquin Rd;
● Heavy vehicle access for vehicles weighing more than 4.5 tonnes using Racecourse Rd and Murray St on the eastern side of Tocumwal and Silos Rd and Tuppal Rd on the western side of Tocumwal.
Visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au for more information.