Tender awarded for new Princes Highway Bridge over Burrill Lake
January 28, 2016
“I am delighted to announce today that the tender for work to replace the Burrill Lake Bridge on the Princes Highway just south of Ulladulla with work to be undertaken by BGC Contracting Pty Ltd,” said the Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock MP this afternoon.
“Roads and Maritime Services has been progressing plans to replace the crossing which is part of the most important transport corridor along the south coast of NSW.
“A new 290 metre bridge will be built across Burrill Lake on a new alignment to the east of the existing crossing,” Mrs Hancock commented.
“A number of businesses tendered for the project, which also includes roundabouts at either end of the new bridge to improve local road connectivity and a pedestrian and cycle path across the bridge which will link to the Ulladulla cycleway.”
“ BGC Contracting will also remove the existing crossing once the new bridge is open to traffic and build a southern foreshore park.
“The entire project is expected to cost about $58 million and will provide significant benefits to the community,” said Mrs Hancock.
“The new bridge will have a higher elevation to reduce the impact of flooding on the road and the new intersections will meet modern safety standards.
“By upgrading the Burrill Lake Bridge now, Roads and Maritime is also delivering future maintenance cost efficiencies.”
“Early work including utilities relocation has already been completed with major building work expected to start in late February 2016,” she concluded.
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