Griffith City Council has confirmed halted road work at the Thorne Road intersection is set to resume.
Motorists were left frustrated last week when the $1.6 million project was delayed until October, extending roadworks for another two months.
Deputy mayor Dino Zappacosta raised the question at last night’s council meeting, saying residents had been left to deal with dust and noise caused by the roadworks.
“Those of us at the moment are being terribly inconvenienced by a bumpy road,” he said.
General manager Brett Stonestreet confirmed works had recommenced earlier this week.
“I can advise councillors that council staff have recommenced works this week with stablisation of the pavement,” he said.
“This will allow for the surface to have a primer seal placed and concrete work will follow.”
Construction kicked off in early April and has seen motorists restricted to one lane travelling at 40 kilometres per hour between Griffith and Hanwood.
Council’s director of infrastructure and operations Phil King confirmed last week the delay was associated with “with the relocation of electrical infrastructure.”
Mr King said current works aimed to eliminate issues around dust and potholes.
“The additional pavement material that will be placed on the road and the stablisation of that material. It’s anticipated that one side will be finished by the end of the week this week and the other side will be done through the next week,” he said.
“That will alleviate all of the dust issues. The stablised pavement will repair all of the potholes that have been experienced and just thankful for the patience of the travelling public.”
The new roundabout makes up just part of a $5.9 million investment in the Griffith Southern Industrial Link. Works are being done in conjunction with council and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)