Traffic lights for Christmas at Cobra-Fitzroy intersection

Christmas has come early for Dubbo, with the completion of the $19 million Mitchell Highway (Cobra Street) and Fitzroy Street intersection upgrade.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said flicking the switch on the new traffic lights marked the completion of more than a year of work to improve traffic flow, particularly during peak times.

“This $19 million NSW Government funded upgrade is a really important part of the Building a Better Dubbo infrastructure project,” Mr Saunders said.

“These lights will make a huge difference to the Dubbo community by improving safety and reducing congestion for both highway and local traffic, particularly during peak times.

“We are committed to building safer and more reliable journeys for those travelling through Dubbo and better connecting communities in the Central West.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the program’s final stage will be the construction of the new Dubbo Bridge at River Street, with the final detailed design due for completion in February, and early work on surrounding intersections to start soon after.

“We’re incredibly proud to have delivered four of the five Building a Better Dubbo projects under this program, which are already saving motorists time and enabling more efficient freight transport,” Mr Toole said.

“And the community has benefited from this work beyond traffic and infrastructure improvements, with more than 1000 jobs created across all four completed projects.”

Now completed under Building a Better Dubbo:

  • Newell Highway upgrade, West Dubbo – completed in early 2019
  • LH Ford bridge strengthening and upgrade – completed in March 2020
  • Newell Highway Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade – completed in November 2021
  • Cobra Fitzroy intersection upgrade – completed in December 2021

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