Final Touches For Capstan Drive Roundabout

With Traffic Control Measures

Final Touches For Capstan Drive Roundabout

The Mitchell Highway/Capstan Drive Roundabout is in its final stages with the laying of the asphalt this week, and there will be traffic control measures in place Monday- Friday from 6pm to 6am each night.

Director of Infrastructure and Operations Chris Devitt said Council would like to thank the community for their patience during the duration of the project which took longer than originally anticipated to complete.

“The project experienced delays from the beginning, with over 80 days lost to rain and subsequent reworking caused by the wet conditions,” he said.

Further delays were caused by an increase to the scope of work requested by the RMS to accommodate the 70km/h speed zone.

Coupled then with a series of breakdowns and the unavailability of the asphalt contractors has resulted in a project that has not gone to original schedule.

“As you can well imagine this all added significantly to not only the length of the project,” Mr Devitt said.

“The Capstan Drive roundabout is a significant piece of infrastructure Dubbo, which will improve traffic flow as well as open access to new residential developments in the area,” he said.

Mr Devitt also advised that Council at its October meeting had awarded a contract for the Stage 1 construction of the extension of Boundary Rd, east of Wheelers Lane to Alexandrina Place.

Source: Dubbo Regional Council