Night work on Windang Bridge as pedestrian and cycle path upgrade continues
1 August 2016
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists of changed traffic conditions at Windang Bridge on Windang Road from this weekend as work continues to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists as part of the New South Wales Government’s regional cycleway program.
Mr Ward said that the New South Wales Government allocated $3.57 million to widen the paths on the bridge from 1.5 to 2.5 metres to allow extra room for cyclists and pedestrians.
“Work started in February and progress has continued despite the frequent bad weather which has limited the work able to be carried out on site,” he said.
“The site has a number of constraints including maintaining two lanes of traffic northbound during the morning peak and two lanes in both directions in the afternoon peak.
“Extra crews have been allocated to progress the work to try and make up the time lost to wet weather.
“Night work will be carried out between Sunday and Thursdays from Sunday 7th August between 7pm and 5am, weather permitting, until the end of August.
“New concrete barriers will be installed between the path and the road maximising safety.
“Higher handrails will also be installed to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
“Work will continue on weekdays between 6am and 3pm to widen the western footpath, which is expected to reopen by late August.
“Work will then start on the eastern footpath, which will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists,” Mr Ward said.
“One lane will be open in each direction during work hours, apart from the morning northbound peak when two lanes will be open.
“All lanes will be open outside of work hours,” 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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