Have a say on proposed maintenance on Muswellbrook's Kayuga Bridge

29 February 2016

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter, is inviting the Muswellbrook community to provide feedback on the proposed closure of Kayuga Bridge and associated detour route by Friday 11 March.

Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government provided $1 million this financial year to start maintenance work to improve the strength and capacity of the bridge and ensure it continues to serve the community well into the future.

“The upgrade involves replacing timber elements and existing supports on the bridge,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Roads and Maritime Services proposes to carry out the work which is scheduled to start in March and is expected to be completed by October this year, weather permitting.

“The bridge would be closed to traffic for up to five days in late June into early July. More details of bridge closure dates will be provided once the program is confirmed.
“The work schedule would be arranged to ensure the bridge remains open during peak hours and minimise the planned closures outside of peak hours by carrying out the work in 20 minute blocks.”

“During the five day closure a crane would be used to replace the old bridge deck with new decking.

Detours would be in place via Kayuga Road through Kayuga to the north or via Wybong and Bengalla roads through Bengalla to the south as pictured in the included map.

The community is invited to comment on the proposed bridge closure and detour route is invited by Friday 11 March via email at david.macgregor@rms.nsw.gov.au or in writing to David MacGregor, Roads and Maritime Services, Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300.

Feedback will be considered when finalising the proposed bridge closure dates and the community will be updated as the project progresses.

MEDIA: 02 6543 1065

View the original media release.

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