Wingecarribee Shire Council has today opened the Colo Street Bridge in Mittagong to motorists and pedestrians.
The opening follows months of work that involved the demolition of the former timber bridge and construction of a new concrete bridge. As part of the works the bitumen road approaching the bridge in both directions was also reconstructed and renewed. A new concrete footpath has also been included as part of the rebuild.
A final bitumen seal is needed to complete the $1 million project.
Due to the short-term forecast of continued rain, Council has decided to open the bridge to through traffic with reduced speed restrictions.
Motorists are asked to limit speed to 40 km//h at the site.
Warning signs have been erected on location advising drivers of the temporary changes to the speed limit.
Weather pending the final bitumen coating is expected to be undertaken by mid-April. When this occurs the road will be temporarily closed whilst the work is completed.
Immediate residents will be notified in advance of the temporary closure.
Council thanks motorists in advance for their cooperation and patience and apologise for any inconvenience.