29 September 2020
Construction is currently continuing on Stage 6B of the Griffith Southern Industrial Link (GSIL), funded under the Roads to Recovery and Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads Programs.
The realignment of Brown Road, Bromley Road and Brogden Road is almost complete. The next stage in the construction is the realignment of Brown Road and installation of additional turning lanes onto Kidman Way.
Council’s Director Infrastructure and Operations, Mr Phil King said, this realignment is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 6 October 2020 and is expected to be completed by 22 January 2021, weather permitting.
“Normal hours of operation will be 6.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, however works may occasionally be required on Saturdays and Sundays,” said Mr King.
The works will extend Bromley Road past Brown Road to form a T-intersection with the Kidman Way. Both Bromley Road and the Kidman Way will have dedicated lanes for turning left and right. Brown Road will be terminated at the intersection with Bromley Road and Brogden Road will be realigned to form a T-intersection with Brown Road. (See attached plan).
Mr King said the works in Stage 6B will include the relocation of Telstra assets, irrigation supply, survey marks and power poles.
“Streetlights, stormwater pipes, concrete medians and turning lanes will also be installed,” he said.
Brown Road will be closed to the Kidman Way for general traffic. Bromley Road will remain closed. Road users should see alternative routes to avoid this intersection. However Brown Road may be opened at this intersection for over size over mass (OSOM) vehicles requiring special permits from Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) and Griffith City Council. Two (2) business days’ notice will be required prior to allowing access, and not entertained outside of normal working hours, during the weekend and public holidays.
Businesses that rely on regional and interstate transport companies are advised to inform their contacts that alternative routes need to be planned to service their businesses. Heavy Vehicles and B-Doubles can enter the Benerembah area via Beaumont Road. Road Trains entering Benerembah area have the option to use Tabbita Lane and Bringagee Road for entry and exit.
Brogden Road and Brown Road west of Bromley Road will be open to traffic, with reduced speed and temporary construction signs in place. Residents and businesses using these roads during construction are advised to exercise caution.
For the safety of workers on site, any vehicles going through the closed roads will face prosecution under Section 102 of the Roads Act NSW. Offenders may also be liable for any damage to the road or traffic road facilities.
For questions regarding these works contact Shree Shrestha, Council’s Works Manager – Construction, on 6962 8100.