Work starts to improve road surface on Emile Serisier Bridge at Dubbo

28 April 2016

The Member for Dubbo & Deputy Premier Troy Grant has announced work will start next week to improve safety on the Emile Serisier Bridge on the Newell Highway at Dubbo.

Mr Grant said the NSW Government allocated $400,000 for work to provide a safer wet weather road surface on the bridge.

“The planned work includes resurfacing of the bridge, removing some of the existing road surface and applying new asphalt,” Mr Grant said.

“The bridge is a 90 metre long, low-level concrete bridge built in 1986 and the surface is in need of an upgrade.

“Work starts next Monday 2 May and will be carried out between 7pm and 6am until Friday 6 May, weather permitting.

“Two lanes will be closed with one lane of traffic open in each direction for the majority of the work.

“The bridge will be closed to traffic between 7pm Wednesday 4 May and 6am on Thursday 5 May to allow for spray sealing.

“During this overnight closure, all traffic including heavy vehicles will be detoured via Thompson Street, Bunglegumbie Road and Troy Bridge Road.

“Motorists can also use the LH Ford Bridge while work is carried out to cross the Macquarie River to access Dubbo.”

Mr Grant said Dubbo City Council will carry out the work on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services.

The community is thanked 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: Darren Borger | 0412 345 278

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