Bemboka Bridge widening project progresses

15 April 2013

Bemboka Bridge widening project progresses

Member for Bega Andrew Constance today announced Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is continuing with the planning and design for the widening of the Bemboka Bridge on the Snowy Mountains Highway at Moran’s Crossing.

“RMS proposes to widen the Bemboka Bridge about eight kilometres south west of Bemboka as part of the NSW Government’s $145 million Bridges for the Bush program,” Mr Constance said.

“Bridges for the Bush is about improving productivity by helping road freight to move around the state more efficiently.

“The upgrade will bring the bridge up to current standards and enable it to accommodate modern traffic volumes including Higher Mass Limit (HML) vehicles.

“Work on Bemboka Bridge will provide wider traffic lanes, a shoulder for cyclists, and upgraded road approaches to also improve amenity and road safety.

“Community consultation began in September 2012 on two design options for the Bemboka Bridge widening project.

“RMS has carried out preliminary environmental investigations including air quality, flora and fauna, noise impacts, Aboriginal heritage and non Aboriginal heritage assessments.

“After this consultation and investigation, RMS proposes widening the bridge on the downstream side as it would have less impact on local flora and fauna including the local platypus, and on local land owners.

“RMS is preparing the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and detailed design of the downstream widening option including road approaches. The REF is expected to be completed later this month and work is expected to start in late 2013.

“RMS will continue to consult with local residents throughout every stage of the project,” Mr Constance said.
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Bemboka Bridge widening project progresses

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