Work starts at Vacy Bridge on Gresford Road

24 December 2013

Work starts at Vacy Bridge on Gresford Road

George Souris, MP Member for Upper Hunter announced that work will start early next month on a major upgrade at Vacy Bridge on Gresford Road at Vacy to improve load capacity for heavy vehicles and access for motorists and pedestrians.

Mr. Souris said the NSW Government had provided $3.7 million in 2013/14 for upgrades at Vacy and Gostwyck Bridges, which would help support the ongoing social and commercial development of Dungog and the Upper Hunter Region.

“The Vacy Bridge upgrade will involve replacing the bridge trusses and upgrading the piers to strengthen and maintain access for heavy vehicles,” Mr. Souris said.

“The temporary support structure which has been in place since early this year will be removed and safe pedestrian use of the bridge will be reinstated.

“Major work will resume at Gostwyck Bridge in mid-2014, weather permitting. The work includes strengthening, upgrading and repainting the bridge to help reduce future maintenance activities and bridge closures.

“The community can expect further information on the Gostwyck Bridge upgrade by mid 2014.”

“The work on Vacy Bridge will be carried out weekdays between 6.30am and 4.30pm and is expected to be completed by late 2014.

“Short 10 minute closures of the bridge will be required while the work is carried out. Traffic control and signage will be in place to direct motorists.

“The bridge is expected to be closed for several days in the second half of 2014 and further notification will be provided to the community before the extended closure.

“Roads and Maritime will make every effort to minimise the impact of these upgrades on motorists and the community,” Mr. Souris said.

“For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic NSW for iPhone and iPad from the App Store, download Live Traffic NSW for Android from Google Play, or call 132 701” Mr. Souris concluded.

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

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