Works complete on new Burrangong Creek Bridge

Heavy vehicle restrictions and detours are no longer an issues for locals who travel along Bribbaree Road thanks to state, local and Australian Government funding.

Visiting the newly completed Burrangong Creek Bridge today, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Freight and Transport, Kevin Anderson said this project will ensure that better connections are made from local farms and silos to regional roads and state highways.

"The investment on this bridge means that restrictions on B-double vehicle access, which resulted from the closure of the deteriorating timber bridge and the construction of a side track that was unsuitable for heavy vehicles was removed,” Mr Anderson said.

“The new concrete bridge will eliminate the 20-kilometre detour that B-doubles previously had to take from Bribbaree Silo to Young.

“Straighter alignment, elimination of vertical curves and increased pavement width on the bridge have also contributed to safety improvements for both pedestrians and vehicles.”

Mr Anderson said through the Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads program, the Liberals & Nationals Government has contributed $535,000 to the construction of a new bridge at Burrangong Creek, which will support the local communities of Thuddungra and Bribbaree.

“The Burrangong Creek Bridge project is just another example of the Liberals and Nationals Government is getting on with the job of improving regional infrastructure,” Mr Anderson said.

“Projects such as the new Burrangong Creek Bridge create economic benefits for industry, by removing pinch points and reducing constraints on the freight of goods across NSW and interstate.”

“This bridge is vital for the transportation of grain freight from local farms, and allows agricultural products to be distributed much more efficiently.”

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