George & Howick Street roundabout reconstruction

The intersection of George and Howick Streets will be reconstructed. The road pavement and stormwater drainage will be upgraded and a new roundabout will be installed, with work on the roundabout starting in February 2019.

In January we will relocate the water mains that are underneath the intersection to allow the roadworks to be completed.

The pedestrian crossings that are adjacent to the roundabout will be removed and replaced with pedestrian refuges. A mid-block pedestrian refuge will also be installed in George Street adjacent to Machattie Lane.



The intersection of George and Howick Streets will be reconstructed. The road pavement and stormwater drainage will be upgraded and a new roundabout will be installed, with work on the roundabout starting in February 2019.

In January we will relocate the water mains that are underneath the intersection to allow the roadworks to be completed.

The pedestrian crossings that are adjacent to the roundabout will be removed and replaced with pedestrian refuges. A mid-block pedestrian refuge will also be installed in George Street adjacent to Machattie Lane.



  • George and Howick St Roundabout Update 22 March

    3 days ago
    22 march

    The project is nearing the final stages and is expected to be completed by the first week of April.

    Three layers of asphalt were applied to the road pavement near the intersection this week. The overall depth of the road pavement is 325ml.

    Next week the crews will continue to work the on splitter islands, blisters, line marking, and signage.

    It should be noted that NBN contractors are also independently onsite for the installation of NBN infrastructure. This is a separate project from the roundabout upgrade.

    Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches. Pedestrians continue to have access to...

    The project is nearing the final stages and is expected to be completed by the first week of April.

    Three layers of asphalt were applied to the road pavement near the intersection this week. The overall depth of the road pavement is 325ml.

    Next week the crews will continue to work the on splitter islands, blisters, line marking, and signage.

    It should be noted that NBN contractors are also independently onsite for the installation of NBN infrastructure. This is a separate project from the roundabout upgrade.

    Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches. Pedestrians continue to have access to businesses, however there is some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone.

    The temporary carpark at the old Clancy Motors site is open for the duration of the works. It can be accessed directly from Howick Street or from the RSL carpark. There are 35 spaces available for 2 hour parking to allow customers to access nearby businesses in George and Howick St while the work occurs.

    Council is still advertising the full closure on local radio, along with a separate ad to advise that all businesses near the work site are open for business.

    For more information visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au
    Prefer to talk to someone? Please phone 6333 6100

  • George and Howick St Roundabout Update 15 March

    10 days ago
    Roundabout web

    Some noticeable changes have occurred at the work site in the last week.

    The lean mix concrete road pavement was poured over the site. The crews are still continuing works on the footpaths while the surface cures and dries.

    Asphalt will applied to the surface area in the next stage of works which will commence next week and is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

    It should be noted that NBN contractors are also independently onsite for the installation of NBN infrastructure. This is a separate project from the roundabout upgrade.

    Provision for u-turns are available...

    Some noticeable changes have occurred at the work site in the last week.

    The lean mix concrete road pavement was poured over the site. The crews are still continuing works on the footpaths while the surface cures and dries.

    Asphalt will applied to the surface area in the next stage of works which will commence next week and is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

    It should be noted that NBN contractors are also independently onsite for the installation of NBN infrastructure. This is a separate project from the roundabout upgrade.

    Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches. Pedestrians continue to have access to businesses, however there is some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone.

    The temporary carpark at the old Clancy Motors site is open. It can be accessed directly from Howick Street or from the RSL carpark. There are 35 spaces available for 2 hour parking to allow customers to access nearby businesses in George and Howick St while the work occurs.

    Council is also advertising the full closure on local radio, along with a separate ad to advise that all businesses near the work site are open for business.

  • George and Howick St Roundabout Update 8 March

    17 days ago
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    The project is progressing on schedule and is now nearing the final phases.

    Crews have completed the excavation of the old pavement material this week. Early next week 1100 tonnes of lean mix concrete road pavement will be poured over the entire site. It will need to cure for seven days. While this is occurring, works will continue on the footpaths.

    Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches. Pedestrians continue to have access to businesses, however there is some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone.

    The temporary carpark at...

    The project is progressing on schedule and is now nearing the final phases.

    Crews have completed the excavation of the old pavement material this week. Early next week 1100 tonnes of lean mix concrete road pavement will be poured over the entire site. It will need to cure for seven days. While this is occurring, works will continue on the footpaths.

    Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches. Pedestrians continue to have access to businesses, however there is some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone.

    The temporary carpark at the old Clancy Motors site open. It can be accessed directly from Howick Street or from the RSL carpark. There are 35 spaces available for 2 hour parking to allow customers to access nearby businesses in George and Howick St while the work occurs.

    Council is also advertising the full closure on local radio, along with a separate ad to advise that all businesses near the work site are open for business.

  • George and Howick St Roundabout Update 1 March

    24 days ago
    Roundabout web

    The installation of the new kerb and gutter was completed this week. Crews are now commencing excavation of the old pavement material in preparation for the new base. The footpath near the Church is also being refurbished.

    VMS boards are at key locations near the intersection advising motorists of the closure. Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches.

    Pedestrians continue to have access to businesses, however there is some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone.

    The temporary carpark at the old Clancy Motors site is now open. It can...

    The installation of the new kerb and gutter was completed this week. Crews are now commencing excavation of the old pavement material in preparation for the new base. The footpath near the Church is also being refurbished.

    VMS boards are at key locations near the intersection advising motorists of the closure. Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches.

    Pedestrians continue to have access to businesses, however there is some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone.

    The temporary carpark at the old Clancy Motors site is now open. It can be accessed directly from Howick Street or from the RSL carpark. There are 35 spaces available for 2 hour parking to allow customers to access nearby businesses in George and Howick St while the work occurs.

    Council is also advertising the full closure on local radio, along with a separate ad to advise that all businesses near the work site are open for business.

    For more information visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au
    Prefer to talk to someone? Please phone 6333 6100

  • George & Howick St Roundabout update 22 February

    28 days ago
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    The crews are continuing removal and replacement of the kerb and gutter this week. This process will continue into next week and once completed, crews will the start excavating to lay the road base material.

    The owners of the old Clancy’s site on Howick St have offered the site for free carparking to support local businesses and shoppers while the George-Howick St roundabout work continues.

    The site will have more than 35 spaces available for 2 hour parking. Council has completed line marking on site and it is expected to be open soon to the public. It adds to the...

    The crews are continuing removal and replacement of the kerb and gutter this week. This process will continue into next week and once completed, crews will the start excavating to lay the road base material.

    The owners of the old Clancy’s site on Howick St have offered the site for free carparking to support local businesses and shoppers while the George-Howick St roundabout work continues.

    The site will have more than 35 spaces available for 2 hour parking. Council has completed line marking on site and it is expected to be open soon to the public. It adds to the other carparking in the area for those wanting to access businesses in George and Howick st while the work occurs.

  • George and Howick St Roundabout Update 15 February

    about 1 month ago
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    The crews have completed the removal of the old roundabout and blisters near the intersection.
    The road surface has also been completely removed and the area is watered regularly to keep dust to a minimum.

    Work is now focused on reconstruction of the new roundabout, which is expected to be completed by early next week. Over the next few weeks the crews will remove and replace the kerb and gutter.

    VMS boards are at key locations near the intersection advising motorists of the closure. Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches.

    Pedestrians will continue to have access to businesses,...

    The crews have completed the removal of the old roundabout and blisters near the intersection.
    The road surface has also been completely removed and the area is watered regularly to keep dust to a minimum.

    Work is now focused on reconstruction of the new roundabout, which is expected to be completed by early next week. Over the next few weeks the crews will remove and replace the kerb and gutter.

    VMS boards are at key locations near the intersection advising motorists of the closure. Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches.

    Pedestrians will continue to have access to businesses, however there will be some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone. Council is also advertising the full closure on local radio, along with a separate ad to advise that all businesses near the work site are open for business.


  • Earthworks have commenced

    about 1 month ago
    Web

    Works this week have involved removal of the blisters and the roundabout. The road surface is being excavated to enable the crews to locate services.

    This phase of the project involves a lot of earthworks and crews have been watering the surfaces to keep dust to a minimum.

    The work schedule has been extended to include Saturday mornings in order to have the project completed as soon as possible.

    VMS boards are at key locations near the intersection advising motorists of the closure. Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches. Pedestrians will continue to have access to businesses, however...

    Works this week have involved removal of the blisters and the roundabout. The road surface is being excavated to enable the crews to locate services.

    This phase of the project involves a lot of earthworks and crews have been watering the surfaces to keep dust to a minimum.

    The work schedule has been extended to include Saturday mornings in order to have the project completed as soon as possible.

    VMS boards are at key locations near the intersection advising motorists of the closure. Provision for u-turns are available on all approaches. Pedestrians will continue to have access to businesses, however there will be some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone.

    Council is also advertising the full closure on local radio, along with a separate ad to advise that all businesses near the work site are open for business.


  • Full closure of George & Howick St Roundabout as of Tuesday, 5 Feb

    about 2 months ago
    Roundabout

    The upgrade of the intersection continues with the water works nearing completion. From next Tuesday, 5 February a full closure of the intersection will be in effect.


    Provision for u-turns will be available on all approaches. Pedestrians will continue to have access to businesses, however there will be some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone.

    Works will commence with plant and equipment being moved to the site and the location and relocation, as required, of some services. Minimal water works will continue which involves excavation for storm water drainage on...

    The upgrade of the intersection continues with the water works nearing completion. From next Tuesday, 5 February a full closure of the intersection will be in effect.


    Provision for u-turns will be available on all approaches. Pedestrians will continue to have access to businesses, however there will be some impact to parking near the work site and for those that fall within the work zone.

    Works will commence with plant and equipment being moved to the site and the location and relocation, as required, of some services. Minimal water works will continue which involves excavation for storm water drainage on George Street.

    Over the first few weeks the upgrade will involve the removal of the median island, blisters and the eventual removal of the old roundabout.

    VMS boards will be at key locations near the intersection advising motorists of the closure. Council is also advertising the full closure on local radio, along with a separate ad to advise that all businesses near the work site are open for business.


  • George & Howick St Roundabout reconstruction continues

    about 2 months ago
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    George & Howick St Roundabout reconstruction continues

    This week work has focused on water main re-location and blister removal adjacent to Radio Rentals and moving towards the roundabout. On Friday the crew had begun work around the corner in Howick Street.

    All equipment is being moved offsite this afternoon prior to the long weekend. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded that there are rough and uneven surfaces on the road and adjacent to the footpaths as a result of the work. Please take care in these areas.

    Next week:

    The work in Howick Street will continue (Howick St on the western...

    George & Howick St Roundabout reconstruction continues

    This week work has focused on water main re-location and blister removal adjacent to Radio Rentals and moving towards the roundabout. On Friday the crew had begun work around the corner in Howick Street.

    All equipment is being moved offsite this afternoon prior to the long weekend. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded that there are rough and uneven surfaces on the road and adjacent to the footpaths as a result of the work. Please take care in these areas.

    Next week:

    The work in Howick Street will continue (Howick St on the western side of the roundabout) on Tuesday morning. As a result Howick St will be closed to traffic in this area when work recommences on site.

    Traffic flow will continue north and south along George Street and in Howick Street from the William Street end.

    Pedestrian access will be retained and businesses within the area of the works are all still open. Please allow for extra time to park in an area away from the construction site as car parking is impacted in the immediate area of the works.

    Council is advertising the works program on local radio and a new series of ads will commence late next week to advise of the full closure of the roundabout, along with a separate ad to advise that all businesses in the area remain open for business.

    Work is continuing on schedule on the water main relocation works and the full closure of the intersection will proceed as scheduled on Tuesday 5 February 2019.


  • George & Howick St Roundabout reconstruction update

    2 months ago
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    The crews have completed the water main re-location and blister removal in front of the St Stephens Presbyterian Church.

    Next week
    The crews will move on to the other side of George Street, in front of Radio Rentals on Monday. This will have some impact on pedestrian access in the area.

    As a result, the section of George Street adjacent to Radio Rentals will be closed. Traffic heading north along George Street will not be able to pass through the intersection.

    The temporary pedestrian crossing on George Street has been removed.

    While the roundabout is still open, traffic control will...

    The crews have completed the water main re-location and blister removal in front of the St Stephens Presbyterian Church.

    Next week
    The crews will move on to the other side of George Street, in front of Radio Rentals on Monday. This will have some impact on pedestrian access in the area.

    As a result, the section of George Street adjacent to Radio Rentals will be closed. Traffic heading north along George Street will not be able to pass through the intersection.

    The temporary pedestrian crossing on George Street has been removed.

    While the roundabout is still open, traffic control will be in place and subject to ongoing changes to meet the requirements of the works, with short term closures on some approaches. This will have some impact on traffic flows and parking in the area.

    The water works will continue next week with an expected completion date in early February. The next stage of the project will commence on February 5 with a full closure of the intersection to replace the roundabout.