Investigative work starts on Batemans Bay Bridge
11 November 2014
Member for Bega Andrew Constance has today announced investigation work will start next week on the opening system of the Batemans Bay Bridge.
Mr Constance said the NSW Government allocated $1.9 million this year for the ongoing bridge maintenance program and to upgrade the bridge’s opening system.
”Investigative work is being carried out on the opening system to ensure the bridge operates efficiently to avoid unnecessary delays to motorists and marine traffic.”
The investigative work will take place on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 November between 7am and 6pm and in one night shift between 8pm and 4am on 19 November, weather permitting,” said Mr Constance.
Mr Constance said, “Motorists are advised up to four bridge lifts will take place during the two day shifts, with delays for motorists no longer than 10 minutes.”
“For the night time work, one lane will be closed to traffic. Motorists are asked to follow the direction of traffic control and obey reduced speed limits.
Mr Constance said “Further work will be carried out on the bridge in stages until the end of June next year, including work to replace the lift span hydraulic buffers.
“Ongoing maintenance work including painting and minor repairs will also ensure the bridge can continue to serve the community into the future,” Mr Constance said.
Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
Media: Shannon Whitford – 6492 2056
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