$1.5 million makeover for Thredbo River Bridge on Kosciuszko Road

Tuesday 1 December 2015

The Thredbo River Bridge will get a major makeover to ensure it is in great shape before the start of next year’s snow season, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today.

Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government allocated $1.5 million towards essential maintenance of the bridge, which crosses the Thredbo River on Kosciuszko Road about seven kilometres west of Jindabyne.

“Roads and Maritime will ensure the bridge is looking fantastic before next year’s snow season,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Work scheduled to start next Monday 7 December will involve sand blasting to safely remove lead paint before the bridge is repainted.

“A temporary walk way will also be built to ensure pedestrian access is maintained for people who want to fish on both sides of the river.

“Strict controls will be followed to ensure the paint being removed from the bridge is captured and does not end up in local waterways.”

Work will be carried out between 6am and 6pm until Friday 13 May, weather permitting, including every second weekend.

Roads and Maritime will stop work during the Christmas break, so there is no disruption to Alpine summer holiday traffic, and resume on Monday 11 January.

Motorists are advised the bridge will be reduced to one lane during work for the safety of workers and motorists. Loads wider than four metres will not be able to cross the bridge or continue along Kosciuszko Road.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while 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: Belinda Strahorn 62994899

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