Gocup Roundabout on track for 2021 start

20 May 2021

Plans to improve long-term safety and traffic efficiency at the intersection of the Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road are progressing, with works on track to start on a roundabout later this year.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was delivering on its commitment to provide the public with a progress update in early 2021 about the roundabout, which is designed to reduce the number of crashes and improve safety for the people of Tumut.

“We know how important improving the safety of this intersection is to the local community, and we are doing the work needed to deliver a roundabout that answers these concerns,” Mr Toole said.

“Transport for NSW has already carried out a site survey and geotechnical investigations at the intersection, with the project now entering the detailed design phase and on track to see shovels in the ground later this year.”       

Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr said Transport for NSW has already carried out safety improvements at the intersection, including installing advanced warning signs and vehicle-activated signage, enhanced line marking, and reducing the speed limit on Snowy Mountains Highway.

“A key focus now is to work closely with council to facilitate the improvement of pedestrian accessibility once the new roundabout has been installed,” Dr McGirr said.

“The early planning phase for utility relocations is also under way. The project team is in the process of speaking with landowners regarding the potential acquisition of nearby land to provide space for the new road alignment and proposed roundabout.

“We are currently at the design investigations stage for the project, with the next steps to take place around mid-year with the environmental assessment and the completion of detailed design.”

The construction contract is expected to be awarded later this year, followed closely by the start of work, with the project due for completion in mid-2022. For more information on this project, visit nswroads.work/tumut-intersection-upgrade

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