Transport Program

Transport program

Lithgow City Council is responsible for 975km roads, 48 bridges, 130km of Footpaths & Cycleways and 279 kerb & gutter.   These are the projects we are currently working on.

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Planned

Atkinson Street/State Mine Gully Road, Lithgow

Project Start: 

Expected Completion: 

Phase: Complete Awaiting funding

Update:  April 2024

This work has been scoped for inclusion as part of the broader Gardens of Stone development as the asset will require upgrade prior to the delivery of this project. The project has been costed at approximately $4million. The council continues to advocate for external State Government funding from the $50M allocated to Gardens of Stone to deliver this project.

Commenced

Coalbrook/Geordie Street (including Wear Street), Lithgow
Repair and renew the road pavement of Coalbrook Street, Geordie Street and Wear Street with a total length of approximately 1400 lineal metres. Note: this program is rolled over from 2022/23. Project Start: 6 May 2024
Expected Completion: 20 May 2024
Phase: 
Update: 17 May 2024

From Sunday 26th of May nightworks will commence on Coalbrook Street, Lithgow and are expected to run until Thursday 30th May. The works will occur between Davy Street and Sandford Avenue. All works will be night shift except for Monday daytime where the spray seal will be applied.

Residents are asked that they park their cars either in their driveways or off Coalbrook Street to allow the works to be completed. There will be traffic controllers on site so if cars need to be moved residents can talk to them at the time.

Works will start at 7.00pm and be completed by 6.00am for the night shifts and the day shift will be between 7.00am and be completed by 5.00pm.

07 May 2024

Coalbrook Street Lithgow- Nightworks commencing Sunday, 12th May. 

 Roadworks will be commencing on Sunday night, 12th May at 7pm on Coalbrook Street between Davy Street and Sandford Avenue.  Weather permitting, the work will be completed by Thursday, 16th May.  

 The works include the profiling of the edge of the road near the gutters, laying a 10mm spray seal over the width of the road and then a layer of asphalt to top that. All works will be night shift except for Monday daytime where the spray seal will be applied.   

 Works will be undertaken between 7.00pm and 6.00am for the night shifts and the day shift will be between 7.00am and 5.00pm.  

 Residents are asked to park their cars either in their driveways or off Coalbrook Street to allow the works to be completed. There will be traffic controllers on site, so if cars need to be moved residents can talk to them at the time.   Council acknowledges the inconvenience to residents in Coalbrook Street while these important works are being undertaken and thanks them for their patience.  

 Should there be any enquiries regarding the above works contact Paul Creelman, Transport Manager, at Lithgow Council on 6354 9999. Any enquiries during the work shifts can be directed to the traffic controllers or staff working on site.  

16 April 2024
Prices are currently being finalised for works on Coalbrook Street, Lithgow. Once confirmed and pending contractor availability work will be scheduled to commence for work to be undertaken between the Native Plant Nursery to Stephenson Street.

Geordie Street Causeway - replacement

 

(Resources for Regions Round 9)

Commission a feasibility analysis and detailed design of a concrete,

single span bridge to replace the existing concrete causeway on Geordie Street, Lithgow.

Project Start: 1 January 2024
Expected Completion: July 2024
Phase: In progress
Update: 4  April 2024
Request for quotations to undertake the Feasibility and Options Study has closed.

The quotations are being assessed and will be awarded following assessment determination.

The Draft Feasibility and Options Study is expected to be finalised and community consultation undertaken during the July – September Quarter.

Glen Davis Causeway - replacement

 

  • Detour and construction
  • Causeway repair and construction (subject to grand funding approval)
Project Start: 1 July 2023
Expected Completion: Ongoing
Phase: In progress
Update:
Detour and construction:  The cost to construct was exceedingly higher than the amount allocated ($500k) from the natural disaster funding.  The funds have been reallocated to other priority projects consistent with the grant funding guidelines.  The community will be consulted on an alternative option. (Q2 Budget review – Council Meeting 26 Feb 2024 – Min. No. 23-34) 

Causeway repair and construction:  The council has submitted an application for replacement of the Glen Davis Causeway bridge for $2,122,836 under Disaster Ready Fund Round 2 and is awaiting advise on the outcome of this application.

Kerb & Gutter Renewal Program - Diverting water from roadways

 

Renew kerb and gutter in various locations across the LGA (Local Government Area) that have been affected by tree roots, have come to the end of their life cycle or other damage. Project Start: 25 March 2024
Expected Completion: 21 June 2024
Phase:
Update: Underway
Pothole Repair Program

 

Pothole Repair Program  Project Start: Ongoing
Expected Completion:
Phase: In progress
Update: 17 May 2024

Council has been working on roads in the Tarana area, repairing damaged road surfaces on Sodwalls, Diamond Swamp and Tarana Road. Works are currently occurring on Glen Alice Road which are expected to be completed mid-next week.

April 2024
Pothole repairs are continuing with a focus on the Tarana area (including Sodwalls Road and Diamond Swamp Road), Range Road and Pipers Flat Road.

Regional Roads Safety Improvements Program

 

(Resources for Regions Round 9)
Reconstruct/upgrade regional, high-priority road assets.

 

 

Project Start: Ongoing
Expected Completion:
Phase: In progress
Update: 17 May 2024

Works on Pipers Flat Road are expected to be completed on Friday 17th May, with the sealing of this section to occur as soon as the contractors are available.

Roads Renewal SRV Program

 

Brays Lane, Wallerawang (Blackberry Lane to No. 75 – 1200m) Project Start: 26 March 2024
Expected Completion: May 2024
Phase: In progress
Updates:

17 May 2024: Works continue on Brays Lane with the current site still affected due to decent rainfall, preparation for sealing has been delayed until the site dries out sufficiently enough for sealing work to commence.

7 May 2024: Sealing of the road is scheduled to be undertaken in the next 2 weeks (weather permitting).

16 April 2024: Sealing to be undertaken within the next 3-4 weeks (weather dependent)

4 April 2024: Work has commenced with the old road surface being removed, road base is being added in preparation for sealing.

26 March 2024: Works will commence on the rehabilitation of the road base and reseal of Brays Lane.  The works will run from Blackberry Lane to house number 137 and access to this section of road will be for residents only during work hours, 7.30 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.

Rural Roadside Drain Reformation Program

 

Diverting water from roadways Project Start: 1 July 2024
Expected Completion: 30 June 2025
Phase:
Update: Underway
Wolgan Road, Lidsdale

 

Works to improve the stormwater drainage system and rehabilitate Wolgan Road between Ian Holt Drive and Maddox Lane  Project Start: 8 April 2024
Expected Completion: End of May
Phase: In progress
Hours of Roadwork Operation: 7.00am to 4.30 pm – residents and motorists may experience minor delays due to the works.
Update: 17 May 2024

Road works are continuing on Wolgan Road with footpath works expected to be completed by the end of next week. Sealing dates for this road have been pushed back due to the recent rainfall, contractor availability will determine when the sealing commences.

Tuesday 7 May 2024

The road works are well underway with sealing of the road scheduled to be undertaken in the next 2-3 weeks (weather permitting). The drainage works are complete and the minor footpath modification will be completed in the next week.

Tuesday 16 April 2024
The upgrade of the stormwater infrastructure is complete.  Works to start on the footpath improvements week ending 19th April.  Once footpath improvements are complete the road works will commence (weather dependent).

Update 8 April 2024
Works will start on the stormwater drainage, improving the flow of stormwater away from properties and reducing it across footpaths. Once the stormwater/footpath works are completed the work on rehabilitating the road will commence.

7.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Residents and motorists may experience minor delays due to the works

Maintenance Grading

 

Maintenance works to gravel roads  Phase: In progress
Update:

17 May 2024
Grading is taking place on Honeysuckle Falls Road and in the Capertee Valley.

7 May 2024 – The grading team has completed the current program of works in the Glen Davis area.  Work will commence in the Rydal area

 

Completed

Anarel Road, Sodwalls

 

Re sheeting Anarel Road with road base and improving the drainage of the road  Project Start: 
Expected Completion: March 2023
Phase: Completed
Bells Road over Ida Falls Creek

 

Construction of a concrete barrier to protect an exposed watermain.  
 (Q2 Budget review – Council Meeting 26 Feb 2024 – Min. No. 23-34)

Project Start: 2023
Expected Completion: March 2023
Phase: Completed
Jerrys Meadow Road, Sodwalls

 

Reseal and remediation of sections of pavement. Project Start: 
Expected Completion: March 2023
Phase: Completed
Kanimbla Drive & Megalong Place, Kanimbla

 

Reseal and remediation of sections of pavement. Project Start: 
Expected Completion: 22 March 2024
Phase: Complete
Update: Council has completed major drainage works and the sealing of Kanimbla Drive and Megalong Place.Despite being disrupted by damage from storms, which added to the time and complexity of the project, the sealing work was completed 21- 22 March.
Line Marking - Various locations

Project Start: 9 April 2024 

Expected Completion: 10 April 2024 (weather permitting) 

Phase: Complete 

Update:  

Line marking to establish or re-establish the centre lines, edge lines and some give way lines (depending on the location) was completed in the following locations. 

  • Bridge Street, Lithgow 
  • Inch Street, Lithgow 
  • Amiens Street, Lithgow 
  • Magpie Hollow Road, South Bowenfels 
  • Coxs River Road, Hartley 
Peach Tree Road, Megalong Valley

 

Re-gravel & seal road.  Project Start: December 2023
Expected Completion: January 2024
Update: Complete
Roads Renewal SRV Program

 

Sunny Corner Road Portland (470m From Sofala to Falnash St) Project Start: 11 March 2024
Expected Completion: 12 April 2024
Phase: Completed

 

Corderoy Place, Wallerawang (full length 75m)  Project Start: 4 November 2023
Expected Completion: 16 November 2023
Phase: Completed

 

Main Street, Wallerawang (Blackberry Lane to Railway line – 1120m) Project Start: 11 November 2023
Expected Completion: 20 November 2023
Phase: Completed
Saville & Purcell Street, Portland

 

Repairs and renewal. Project Start: 5 August 2023
Expected Completion: 26 September 2023
Phase: Completed