Essential maintenance work starts on Kayuga Bridge at Muswellbrook

Monday, 21 March 2016

Michael Johnsen MP, Roads and Maritime Services today advised motorists that essential maintenance work will start this week to improve Kayuga Bridge at Muswellbrook.

Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government provided $1 million this financial year to upgrade the bridge, ensuring its strength and capacity well into the future.

“Work scheduled to be carried out involves replacing the bridge’s timber elements and support structures,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Site establishment will start today with work sheds, storage containers and other equipment set up.

“Major work will then start after the Easter long weekend and is expected to be completed by October this year, weather permitting.”

Work will take place between 6am and 4pm Monday to Thursday and occasionally between 6am and 4pm on Fridays and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, weather permitting.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for providing feedback in February on the project, including about proposed closures and detour routes.

After considering community feedback the bridge closures will take place in the July school holidays when a full bridge closure will be required for five days. Detours will be in place via Kayuga Road and Blairmore Lane to the north or via Wybong and Bengalla Road through Bengalla to the south.

Roads and Maritime will inform the community in advance of any changes to changed traffic conditions and thanks the community for their patience while this essential upgrade is carried out.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

MEDIA: 02 6543 1065

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