Night work on Forster Tuncurry Bridge

22 September 2015

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that the NSW Government is providing $225,000 to fund survey and investigation work on Forster - Tuncurry Bridge to enable planning for future maintenance.

Mr Bromhead said Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will carry out survey and investigation work which involves using an under bridge inspection unit to monitor the bridge on a routine basis.

“To minimise traffic disruptions, and for the safety of workers and motorists, RMS will carry out the work over four nights from Monday 12 October until Thursday 15 October, weather permitting,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Work will be carried out between 7 pm and 5 am but should any extra work be required outside these times, RMS will inform bridge users well in advance.

“RMS will also be carrying out an underwater survey of the estuary bed from a marine vessel and this work will occur during standard working hours Monday to Friday between 7 am and 5 pm.

“There will be some noise associated with this work, however RMS will make every effort to minimise noise by arranging the work in stages at different locations on the bridge.

“There will be some temporary traffic changes and short delays to ensure the work zone is safe, but the bridge will remain open at all times while the under bridge inspection unit is operating, with one lane open to traffic with traffic control in place.”

Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

ENDS

For media enquiries please contact Stephen Bromhead on 0408 657 373

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The Forster-Tuncurry Bridge - Photo by Maddison Johnson who was Highly Commended in the 2014 Myall Lakes Photography Competition
The Forster-Tuncurry Bridge - Photo by Maddison Johnson who was Highly Commended in the 2014 Myall Lakes Photography Competition
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