Bridge girders delivered for Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade

9 October 2014

Motorists are advised changed traffic conditions will remain in place today and tomorrow for the major work to transport girders for the Martells Road bridge as part of the Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade.

Mr Fraser said a convoy of 10 overlength trucks will deliver the 10 concrete girders, each up to 33.5 metres long and weighing around 65 tonnes for the new bridge.

“This work forms part of the Australian and NSW governments jointly funded $780 million Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade,” Mr Fraser said.

“The girders are being transported from Macksville to the new bridge location at Urunga.

“Traffic will be stopped intermittently in both directions on the Pacific Highway from Macksville toward Coffs Harbour for short periods to allow each of the girders to be unloaded.

“The trucks will turn around at the Stadium Drive roundabout and travel back to the project site over Martells Road.

“Traffic will also be stopped for up to 10 minutes at a time on Martells Road while the girders are transported to the project site where the new bridge will be built as the road is too narrow to allow traffic in both directions.”

Traffic management will be in place between 5am and 6pm when the delivery of each girder, escorted by NSW Police will take place one at a time.

Motorists are advised to plan their journey, follow all signs and allow for potential short delays. Wet weather may change work dates and times.

Electronic message signs will also advise motorists of the changed conditions.

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

Media: Andrew Fraser on 6652 6500 or 0427 241 522

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