Major Reconstruction and Upgrade of Arumpo Road Set to Begin

Major Reconstruction and Upgrade of Arumpo Road Set to Begin

Wentworth Shire Council in partnership with the Australian Government, is excited to announce the upcoming commencement of the Arumpo Road Reconstruction and Upgrade project. Scheduled to begin in April 2024, this significant undertaking is part of the Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program and is funded on an 80/20 basis by the Australian Government and Council.

Details of the Project:

Arumpo Road is slated for a significant 24.52km upgrade, which will extend the existing sealed section of the road. This comprehensive enhancement includes initial survey and design work, followed by extensive earthworks aimed at restoring the road’s base and enhancing its drainage systems. The reconstruction will involve the application of a 150mm sub-base and a 150mm basecourse, which will further extend the all-weather access capabilities of Arumpo Road, although not the entire road will be all-weather accessible.

Additional enhancements will include the application of a two-coat bitumen seal, extending the road’s life and improving its condition. The project also plans to incorporate new line marking, which is crucial for enhancing road safety and aiding navigation for all users.

Funding and Schedule:

Jointly funded by Wentworth Shire Council and the Australian Government, this project exemplifies a collaborative approach to regional infrastructure development. The reconstruction and upgrade work on Arumpo Road is scheduled to commence in April 2024 and is projected to be completed in early 2025.

Anticipated Outcomes:

The upgrade of Arumpo Road is expected to significantly enhance the safety, functionality, and efficiency of this key transport route, offering lasting benefits to the region. The improvements will not only enhance connectivity but also support economic growth and improve the overall travel experience for both residents and visitors.

Commencement of Upgrade for Dareton to Namatjira Sharedway Footpath

Commencement of Upgrade for Dareton to Namatjira Sharedway Footpath

Wentworth Shire Council is pleased to inform the community that the previously announced upgrade of the Dareton to Namatjira Sharedway Footpath is set to commence in March 2024. This vital initiative, joint funded by Council and Transport for NSW (NSW Government) through Get NSW Active 2023/24, is a significant step in enhancing regional infrastructure and community wellbeing.

Project Overview:

The Dareton to Namatjira Sharedway Footpath upgrade, announced in 2023, involves several enhancements. The project features the construction of a new 2.5 metre wide asphalt path from the intersection of Hawdon Street and Tapio Street to Namatjira Avenue, designed to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. The existing concrete path between Pump Station Road and Tallawalla Road will also be widened to better manage increasing foot traffic.

Key safety enhancements include the installation of solar lighting along the sharedway, providing illumination during all hours and improving visibility. Additionally, the placement of bench seating along the path will offer rest points for users, thereby enhancing the overall amenity of the sharedway.

Expected Outcomes and Timeline:

The upgrade is expected to significantly improve the functionality and safety of the sharedway, aligning with Council’s commitment to community infrastructure. The project, set to begin in March 2024, will positively impact the community’s quality of life and safety.

Wentworth Shire Council is committed to the successful and timely execution of this important project. The upgrade demonstrates a strong commitment to regional development and public infrastructure improvement.

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