Barham Bridge to remain open in December
9 December 2014
Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists planned closures of the Barham Bridge across the Murray River have been postponed until the new year, John Williams The Nationals Member for Murray-Darling said.
Mr Williams said work started earlier this month on the $10 million repair project jointly funded by the NSW and Victorian governments to ensure Barham Bridge can support heavy vehicle loads and perform well into the future.
“Full-day bridge closures planned for Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 December have now been postponed to reduce impact to traffic during the busy holiday year,” Mr Williams said.
“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for their feedback and will suspend closures until the New Year.
“The community will be advised once new proposed dates are rescheduled for the work which will involve about two days of bridge closures.
“Work not requiring closure of the bridge will continue as planned in December, including placing rock protection around the river bank, installing kerb, gutter and guardrail on the road approach to the bridge and installing a pedestrian board walk under the bridge,” Mr Williams said.
Work is being carried out on weekdays from 7am to 5pm, weather permitting, and is expected to be completed in February next year.
All work will be suspended from Tuesday 23 December to early in the new year to reduce the impact to holiday traffic.
Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and follow all signs and the direction of traffic controllers and reduced speed limits.
Changed traffic conditions may be required when the deck is being replaced for the safety of motorists and workers with information to be provided to the community in advance of changed traffic conditions.
Every effort will be made to minimise the impact on residents and businesses.
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for their patience during upgrade work.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
Contact: John Williams 0438 808 722