Work on Nowra Bridge southbound
11 October 2013
Work underway to upgrade Nowra Bridge over height detection system
Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock MP advises motorists to changed traffic conditions that will be in place on weekdays on the Princes Highway and sections of Bolong Road near the southbound Nowra Bridge until Tuesday 22 October for work to install the new over height truck detection system.
“Roads and Maritime Services has worked with NSW Police and the freight industry to increase the height restriction on the Southbound Nowra Bridge to allow vehicles up to 4.6m to cross,” Mrs Hancock said.
“The new system will advise vehicles between 4.3 and 4.6 metres via electronic message board to travel in the centre of the Southbound Bridge and vehicles over 4.6 metres to stop and wait for a police escort over the Northbound Bridge.
“Early work to prepare for the upgrade is underway on weekdays until Tuesday 22 October from 9.30am to 3pm on both sides of the highway near the Bolong Road intersection.
“Roads and Maritime is installing footings for the height detector steel posts and carrying out trenching for cables.
“Work to install the height detectors and updated electronic warning signs will be carried out from November. The new detectors and warning system are expected to be operational in late 2014.
“Motorists are advised partial lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will remain in place during work hours.
“One lane in each direction of the highway will remain open to traffic during work hours.
“Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and obey all signs,” Mrs Hancock concluded.
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