RE-STABILISATION construction of 150 metres of the Wolgan Road on The Gap is beginning this week.
This work is vital to ensure the future stability and longevity of the road for residents and tourists into the Wolgan Valley.
The road re-stabilisation works will be a four week project providing rehabilitation to a 150 metre section the well known Wolgan Gap which has steep gradients and tight curves.
Lithgow City Council’s contracted construction team will be undertaking the specialised sectional rehabilitation of the road.
The work will involve installation of 80 x 12 metre long soil nails and a vast amount of stabilisation netting in order to appropriately anchor into stable foundation in readiness for reshaping and the return of the road surface.
New bitumen seal will be laid along the 150 metre length of the reconstructed section of road along with new guardrail safety fencing.
“The Wolgan Road work will be most challenging in terms of the specialised construction methods to be employed and the logistical movements that will occur during the rehabilitation of the 150 metre section of road, however the benefit of this work will vastly improve the safety and longevity of the road for all road users of the valley once work has been completed,” Lithgow mayor Neville Castle said.
“The road works will be undertaken by specialised contractors under the supervision of Lithgow City Council engineers over an estimated four week period, weather permitting at a cost of about $300,000.
“It is anticipated work will be completed by August 24,” Cr Castle said.