Marathon concrete pour as work continues on Kangaroo Valley Road Bridge
9 February 2016
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that work is progressing on the new Kangaroo Valley Road bridge as part of the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass Princes Highway upgrade.
Mr Ward said that a marathon 20 hour concrete pour will take place starting this Thursday 11th February, weather permitting.
“The new Kangaroo Valley Road bridge is a key component of the 12.5 kilometre Princes Highway upgrade from Toolijooa Road to just south of Andersons Lane,” he said.
“A continuous concrete pour will start at 6pm on Thursday evening and continue well into Friday to form the bridge structure.
“During the estimated 20 hour operation, more than 1,100 cubic metres of concrete will be placed using concrete pumps and generators,” he said.
Mr Ward said that trucks will be entering and exiting the worksite which will require changed traffic conditions around the area.
“Motorists are advised to follow all temporary sign posting and traffic control and to expect minor delays.
“The next stage of work after the concrete pour involves building the shared cycle and pedestrian paths, installing safety barriers and completing the bridge approaches.
“When complete the bridge will be 19 metres wide, 50 metres long and carry two lanes of traffic with shared cycle and pedestrians paths in each direction.
“Additional traffic changes will be in place from this Friday 12th February on Woodhill Mountain Road for work on Berry Bridge.
“Large concrete Super-T girders will be placed on the next three spans of the bridge at Berry including one span crossing over Woodhill Mountain Road,” Mr Ward said.
“Once these girders have been installed, a 4.9 metre high clearance will be in place for all motorists using Woodhill Mountain Road.
“Due to the extensive work required to install the girders, out of hours work will take place on weekdays between 6am and 7pm for one week from this Friday 12th February and between 8am and 5pm this Saturday 13th February, weather permitting.
“Work will involve setting up a 500 tonne crane, moving the girders to the bridge and lifting them into place.
“For the safety of workers and motorists, traffic control and a reduced speed limit will be in place on Woodhill Mountain Road,” Mr Ward concluded.
For more information, please visit the website at: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/fbb.
MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358