Two major construction projects in the Shire’s north designed to ease traffic congestion and improve road safety are set to open in early 2017.
Major construction works on the Railway Terrace bridge in Willow Vale and the Colo Street bridge project in Mittagong are nearing completion with final works to be completed next month.
“In the case of the Willow Vale bridge project all that is required is for the bus bay pavements and final asphalt road surface works to be completed,” explained Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Group Manager of Infrastructure Services, Dominic Lucas. “This will be followed by the connection of the traffic signals.”
“The project was originally intended to have been completed by the end of December but difficulties with the availability of the road surfacing sub-contractor and technical issues with the new traffic lights have resulted in the work now expected to be finalised in late January 2017.”
Detours via Braemar Avenue will continue until the traffic signals have been commissioned in the New Year.
This $1.3 million project involves the realignment of Railway Terrace and the construction of a new four-way intersection with Crimea Street and the Old Hume Highway plus the installation of bus bays, footpaths and traffic signals. The work was coordinated in-line with a new bridge constructed over the Picton-Mittagong railway loop line managed by John Holland for the Australian Rail Track Corporation. This work involved the demolition and replacement of the old timber bridge.
Over in Mittagong, the Colo Street bridge project crossing the Nattai Creek is also expected to be completed by late January.
“Final roadworks and the installation of safety guard rails will also enable us to open the new Colo Street bridge early next year,” Mr Lucas said.
Both work sites remain cordoned off for the Christmas period.
“Council apologises for any inconvenience or delays on these projects and we thank motorists for their continued patience,” added Mr Lucas.
“On behalf of Council’s Infrastructure Services branch I wish all residents a happy Christmas and a safe festive season.”
Project updates can be found online at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au.
For further information on either project, phone Council’s Infrastructure Services branch on 4868 0569 or 4868 0888 (after hours).