Last strip set aside for Albury's western ring road link

THE final piece of the puzzle in Albury’s western ring road has been solved with the purchase of a 10 metre strip of land in Lavington.

The Albury Council has agreed to pay the owners of the land on the northern side of O’Shea Street compensation of almost $70,000.

The western ring road was first included in council planning documents in 1973.

In 1995, the council agreed to begin acquiring property for the road which will link Burrows Road and Kaitlers Road and provide improved access to and around the western side of Albury.

The owners of the O’Shea Street land have accepted the council’s offer of $68,200 after it was independently valued by local firm, Cosgraves.

Without the 2575 square metre parcel of land, there would be insufficient road width to accommodate the earthworks required for the ring road and a proposed roundabout at this intersection.

The road will be constructed when the volume of traffic in the area warrants it.

The most recent land purchase for the road was in 2011-12 when the council set aside $150,000 to purchase an Osborne Street property owned by the NSW Department of Lands.