Sandy Hollow Bridge safety upgrade

Friday 11 January 2013

Sandy Hollow Bridge safety upgrade

George Souris, MP Member for Upper Hunter today announced work has started to upgrade the traffic barriers on the Sandy Hollow Bridge on Bylong Valley Way at Sandy Hollow.

“The State Government contributed $1.8 million this financial year towards the upgrade,” Mr. Souris said.

“Work will start on 7 January 2013 and involves replacing the traffic barriers on the bridge and installing a new system connected to the deck instead of the steel trusses.

“The aim of the project is to make the bridge structure safer and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

“Work will be carried out Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

“Motorists may experience minor delays during the work and a 40km/h roadwork speed limit will be enforced during working hours. The speed limit outside working hours will be 60km/h.

“One lane will be closed for the duration of the project.

“Work is expected to be completed in July, weather permitting,” Mr. Souris said.

Be roadwork aware, slow down and take care. Roadwork speed limits are enforceable. For information about traffic conditions contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or visit" Mr. Souris concluded.

Contact G Souris: Office (02) 6543 1065; Parliament House (02) 9230 2196; Mobile 0409194345

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