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Greenhills Road Bridge Closure

21 September, 2011

Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that Cordeaux Creek Bridge on Greenhills Road, Berrima will be closed for up to two weeks, commencing Monday 26 September.

The closure is required to allow contractors to begin preparation works for the impending replacement of the existing timber bridge.

Work will involve removing the existing bridge guardrail and boring and pouring four piles on each side of the creek. Following completion of the piling work, Council will temporarily re-open the bridge to traffic with steel plates covering the pier holes and with water filled barriers in place of the guardrail.

During the closure period, there will be no access in either direction across the bridge.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, via either Mittagong (via Wombeyan Caves Road, fully sealed) or Berrima (via Compton Park Road and Old Mandemar Road, involving sections of unsealed road). These detours will not be signposted.

Once the initial works are complete, the bridge will be re-opened with only one lane open to traffic. A stop sign will be located on the Berrima side of the bridge.

A longer term closure to allow for removal of the existing bridge, installation of the new pre-cast bridge components and construction of the approaches will occur towards the end of October.

Details of this closure will be advised closer to the event.

Total cost of the bridge replacement project is $350,000 and is funded from Council’s Infrastructure Recovery Strategy (IRS).

Council apologises for any delays or inconvenience.

For further information contact Council’s Infrastructure Services Division on 4868 0888.

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