Olympic Highway intersection upgrades


Project overview

Transport for NSW is developing a project to improve Olympic Highway intersections at Old Narrandera Road and Travers Street.

Latest news

May 2023 - Submissions report and detailed design released

The submissions report, responding to all feedback received during the Review of Environmental Factors display period is complete and can be read here (PDF, 2.84 MB). The appendices to the report can be found down the page under Project Documents.

Thank you to those who submitted their feedback. Almost 100 pieces of feedback were received on early concept designs and the Review of Environmental Factors report that has helped shape the detailed designs.

The detailed design for both intersection upgrades has now been finalised. The final designs include traffic lights and additional lanes at Old Narrandera Road and moving the Travers Street intersection further south and installing traffic lights to improve safety and traffic flow.

Work is expected to start in early 2024 and take 12 months to complete, weather permitting.

We’ll continue to keep the community informed on upcoming traffic impacts, well in advance to the start of work.

Old Narrandera Road detailed design


 Travers Street detailed design

Project information


The Olympic Highway through Wagga Wagga provides an important regional and local link from suburbs north of the Murrumbidgee River, Bomen Freight Hub and Charles Sturt University to services in Wagga Wagga via the two-lane, two-way Gobbagombalin Bridge.

Traffic growth as a result of increased land development to the north of Wagga Wagga is placing increasing pressure on the intersections of Travers Street and Old Narrandera Road, either side of the bridge.

Transport for NSW is investigating road and intersection upgrades at the Olympic Highway intersections with Old Narrandera Road and Travers Street and widening the Sturt Highway to four lanes over Marshall’s Creek in Wagga Wagga.

The objective of the Olympic Highway project at Old Narrandera Road and Travers Street is to:

  • improve road safety
  • improve access between Northern Growth Areas and services in Wagga Wagga
  • reduce commuter delays while catering for future highway traffic, including freight, on the Olympic Highway
  • deliver a project enabling flexibility for future additional capacity to support traffic growth from continued industrial and residential development in Wagga’s Northern Growth Area and Special Activation Precinct.

While Gobbagombalin Bridge is not being considered as part of this work, the proposed intersection upgrades will improve safety, access and traffic efficiency for this increasingly busy area.

Why are traffic lights the best option?

Our investigations have shown that traffic lights provide the best immediate improvements to road safety at this intersection. Traffic lights improve access between the northern growth areas and the services in Wagga Wagga, and have the potential to be modified to suit expansion of the Olympic Highway in the future if required.

Traffic lights would allow motorists to safely turn out of Old Narrandera Road on to the Olympic Highway. Traffic lights at this intersection would also be able to be phased to ensure traffic flows on the Olympic Highway are prioritised. This ensures efficiency of the network in this part of Wagga is optimised.

For further information on why a roundabout at Old Narrandera Road was not considered the best option, watch this video.

For further information on why a grade-separated interchange was not considered the best option, watch this video.

For further information on why traffic lights are the preferred option for Travers Street intersection, watch this video.

Next steps

Following the REF display, we will review all community comments and produce a submissions report. We will publish the report on the project page and let the community know when it is ready to view.

We still have a lot of work to do behind the scenes but we will continue to update the community as the project progresses.

Community information

Community consultations

Transport for NSW invited feedback on Old Narrandera Road and Travers Street intersections in June 2019.

The feedback period has now closed, however, you can read the comments gathered via the interactive online tool by clicking on the community consultation map.

A community consultation report is now available, summarising all matters raised during the call for community feedback.

For further information about how the community's feedback was used to help our decisions on the preferred options, watch this video.

Project documents

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REF documents

Concept designs

Project documents

Media releases

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: (02) 6923 6571

Email: SouthProjects@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Olympic Highway Intersection Upgrades project team, PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650.