Dalgety Bridge to close for essential maintenance
23 September 2015
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro has reminded motorists of changed traffic conditions during October to complete the major upgrade of Dalgety Bridge across the Snowy River at Dalgety.
Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government has allocated $4.5 million to extend the life of the 132 year old bridge and preserve its heritage value.
“The Dalgety Bridge, known locally as Buckley’s Crossing, was built in 1883 and forms an important link for motorists on the Snowy River Way,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The bridge remains safe for road users but needs essential maintenance work to ensure it continues to serve the community into the future.
“The first closure took place in early May for work at the Jindabyne end of the bridge.
“From mid-October, motorists will be detoured around the bridge when it closes for work to replace the Dalgety end of the bridge. Pedestrian access will remain in place during the bridge closure.
“The bridge will be closed between 5am on 15 October and 5am on Tuesday 20 October, weather permitting.”
Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic control and all signs.
Motorists travelling between Jindabyne and Dalgety will be detoured via Berridale.
Mini-buses will be operating between Dalgety and Jindabyne and Dalgety and Cooma, via Berridale.
Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.
After the October closure, work is scheduled to take place at night between Sunday and Thursday for about five weeks during which time there will be a heavy vehicle restriction on the bridge.
The community will be informed of work times and dates once they are determined.
Media: Belinda Strahorn 62994899
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