Statements

Replacement of Caalong Street bridge, Robertson

30 March, 2015

Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that preliminary works for the replacement of the Caalong Street bridge in Robertson will commence on Tuesday 31 March 2015.

Works will involve Council’s bridge contractor commencing construction of footings for a temporary sidetrack and single-lane bridge around the existing bridge which crosses Caalang Creek.

The existing pedestrian bridge will also be relocated several metres to the east.

Traffic controllers will be onsite during construction hours.

Weather permitting works will re-commence after the Easter break on Tuesday 7 April 2015 with the installation of bridge planks for the temporary single lane bridge.  This component of the project is expected to be completed by Friday 11 April 2015.

Installation of the new permanent two lane concrete bridge will subsequently commence thereafter.

The permanent two lane bridge incorporating a separate pedestrian path is expected to be completed by the end of May 2015.

During the construction of the permanent structure all traffic will be diverted onto the temporary single lane bridge with traffic to be directed via temporary traffic signals.

Motorists travelling in the vicinity are reminded to observe the speed restrictions and exercise care when traveling through the work zone and be aware of loose stones and heavy machinery.

Council apologises for any delays or inconvenience.

The total cost of the project is estimated at $750,000 and is being funded in part by a successful grant obtained under the Australian Government’s regional Bridges Renewal Programme.  The total duration of the bridge replacement project is estimated at three months.

The construction of the new two-lane concrete bridge is being undertaken by Council contractor, Kenpass Pty Ltd.

For further information contact Council’s Construction Manager, Geoff Burrett on mobile 0427 667 833.

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