Last girders to be placed on bridge at Berry

16 May 2016

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists of changed traffic conditions on the Princes Highway near Woodhill Mountain Road from today as work is carried out to install the last girders on the bridge at Berry.

Mr Ward said that the bridge is one of the key features of the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass project.

“Already 156 girders have been placed on the bridge and work has now started installing the remaining 72 girders,” he said.

 “In the first stage of the work, 32 girders will be placed from the northern side of the bridge. The remaining 40 girders will be placed from the southern side.

“The girders will be moved from the site compound at Woodhill Mountain Road to the southern side of the bridge via North Street so that a large crane can lift the girders into position,” Mr Ward said.

“Traffic control will be in place on the Princes Highway, Woodhill Mountain Road and North Street while the girders are being moved and motorists may experience minor delays.

“Work will be carried out on weekdays between 5am and 7pm and Saturdays between 7am and 5pm until Friday 3rd June, weather permitting,” Mr Ward concluded.

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

MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358

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