Union Bridge safety screen design on the WEB

18 April 2013

Union Bridge safety screen design on the WEB

Member for Albury, Greg Aplin today announced the preferred concept design for safety screens to be installed on the Union Bridge on the old Hume Highway in Albury.

“Safety is paramount for Roads and Maritime Services which stated work to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians on the bridge in 2010,” Mr Aplin said.

“The lack of screening on the Union Bridge presented a significant road safety issue for motorists travelling between Albury and Wodonga after several reported incidents of people jumping from the bridge.

“In an attempt to discourage people from this activity, RMS carried out a promotional postcard campaign in 2010 to deter unsafe behaviour on the bridge and has been working with local police to monitor the location.

“Despite these efforts, there is still a safety concern which led to the proposal to install safety screens on the bridge.

“The announcement of the preferred design of the screens follows the completion of an environmental impact assessment called a Review of Environmental Factors (REF), which identified and assessed the impacts of three safety screens on the environment.

“Providing the community with an opportunity to have their say at a public meeting in May 2012 was an extremely important part of this project.

“Tenders are expected to be called in coming weeks for the safety screens to be installed by July 2013, weather permitting,” Mr Aplin said.

Three-dimensional video animation of the preferred screen design, together with the REF and Heritage and Visual Impact Assessment, is now on display on the RMS website www.rms.nsw.gov.au

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Union Bridge safety screen design on the WEB 

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