Narrabeen Bridge Safety Improvements

11 February 2014

Narrabeen Bridge Safety Improvements

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced that work will begin this weekend to install pedestrian safety fencing along both sides of the Narrabeen Lake Bridge on Pittwater Road.

In November last year the NSW Government approved a $1.5 million restoration project that will improve the bridge’s structural stability and enable safety fencing to be installed as a barrier between the footpath and the roadway.

Work to install the new fencing will be carried out at night, between 8pm and 5am, over two weeks from Sunday 16 February.

“This is an important project that will greatly improve pedestrian safety, “Rob Stokes said.

“With an increasing number of walkers and cyclists using the bridge every week - a permanent barrier between the footpath and the roadway has become essential.

“The narrowness of the bridge’s footpath is a concern for many local residents so I’m delighted funding for this project has been secured.

“Partial lane closures will be in place whilst the work is completed and minor delays are expected due to the changed traffic conditions.

“Essential maintenance to the bridge’s structure started in November last year and will continue until September. Vessels travelling underneath the bridge should observe navigation warnings.

“Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of noise during work periods.

“I’m looking forward to this highly sought-after project being completed,” Rob Stokes said.

Contact: Andrew Johnston – 9999 3599

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