Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Administrator Tim Overall joined State Member for Monaro John Barilaro and some happy residents this morning to open the newly upgraded section of Wanna Wanna Road, Carwoola.
The project realigned and sealed the remaining 2.7km unsealed section of Wanna Wanna Rd between Bernallah Road and Brindabella Place.
“The sealing and realignment of this section of Wanna Wanna Road has been a project in Council’s plans since the upgrades between Bernallah Road and Captains Flat Road were completed. The provision of $2 million from the State Government provided the necessary funds to complete the work,” Administrator Tim Overall said.
“The NSW Government is committed to working with councils to deliver local priorities such as important road infrastructure projects like Wanna Wanna Road,” said Mr Barilaro.
“Residents have been concerned for their safety along this stretch of unsealed road for some time now; resealing the remaining section for the road will provide a safer road surface for local residents as well as emergency services accessing local fire trails.”
The upgraded alignment of the road brings Wanna Wanna Rd up to a level which is consistent with the current road design and safety standards. The previous unsealed road was narrow, winding and no longer suitable to cope with the increase in traffic from residential development.
Sealing of the road will greatly improve amenity for adjacent residents and road users by reducing dust pollution, decreasing travel times and contributing less wear and tear on vehicles. The road also includes an extra wide shoulder which will improve safety for residents who use the road for recreational activities such as horse riding or walking.
This project was delivered by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council utilising staff and resources from the two former Councils and local contractors. Contractors and council staff from former Queanbeyan Council constructed the road and the former Palerang Survey and Design team helped provide survey control for the construction.