Crookwell Bridge community update

23 September 2013

Crookwell Bridge replacement update

The Nationals Member for Burrinjuck, Katrina Hodgkinson, said today that Roads and Maritime Services has published a community update on the progress of work to replace the Crookwell Timber Truss Bridge on Binda Road, 10 kilometres north of Crookwell.

“The $4.5 million work is part of the NSW Government's five-year, $145 million ‘Bridges for the Bush’ initiative aimed at improving road freight productivity by replacing or upgrading bridges at 17 key locations in regional NSW,” Katrina said.

“The update includes information about work completed and future work to build the new bridge and road approaches downstream of the existing bridge including details of new traffic arrangements that will begin on 30 September.

“The new bridge will improve safety and reliability and reduce future maintenance costs.

“The update contains information on plans to reduce the number of truck trips needed to build the approaches to the new bridge by using soil excavated from the old bridge.

“Information is also included about work hours and lane closures needed on Binda Road from the end of the month for soil excavation work.

“The changed traffic arrangements will remain in place until the completion of the new bridge in June next year,” Katrina said.

Motorists are advised to use caution when travelling through the work site and to follow all temporary signs, speed limits and traffic control measures.

Roads and Maritime will make every effort to reduce noise and the effect of temporary lighting associated with the work.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for their patience while this important upgrade is carried out.

For further information contact (02) 4221 2736 or email SouthernProjects@rms.nsw.gov.au.

Media Contact: David White 6226 3311, 0427 451 510 or burrinjuck@parliament.nsw.gov.au

View the original media release .

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