Tenders called to build new Princes Highway Bridge at Burrill Lake

28 September 2015

Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock has today welcomed the announcement that Roads and Maritime Services have called for pre-qualified tenders, to build a replacement bridge across Burrill Lake on the Princes Highway.

Mrs Hancock said the NSW Government has committed to replace the bridge which is used by more than 8,000 vehicles a day.

“Burrill Lake is about four kilometres south of Ulladulla and a causeway and low level bridge originally built in 1958 carries traffic across the lake,” Mrs Hancock said.

“The NSW Government allocated $10 million towards the project in the 2015-16 budget, to ensure work can start on the new bridge in early 2016.

“The detailed design has been completed and tenders to build the bridge will be advertised from Monday 28 September.

“The new bridge will be 288 metres long and will be built on the eastern side of the existing bridge.

“Early work including building a new toilet block in Lions Park is continuing and utility relocations are due to start in October and be completed in December.”

Mrs Hancock said the replacement bridge project was announced in February after consideration of the costs and benefits of various maintenance options against the option of replacing the old bridge.

“The assessment found while the existing bridge is structurally sound and safe to carry traffic, it would require significant maintenance in the next five years to ensure its longevity,” Mrs Hancock said.

“Feedback from the community has prompted Roads and Maritime to improve the project design including increasing the number of parking spaces near the shops at Balmoral Road and installation of navigation markers on the new bridge to improve boating safety.

“The existing bridge and causeway will be removed and a fishing platform and picnic area will be created on the southern foreshore,” Mrs Hancock said.

Tenders close on Wednesday 11 November and more information about the tender process can be found at www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

Media: Mark Jones 0408 681 294

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