Work underway to improve Prince Albert Bridge pedestrian safety
18 January 2018
Pedestrian safety is being improved with work underway to replace sections of the pedestrian footway on the historic Prince Alfred Bridge across the Murrumbidgee River which connects south and north Gundagai, according to Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke.
Ms Cooke said the NSW Government had provided $475,000 to replace the timber footway on the steel section of the bridge.
The funding will also allow for general maintenance to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
“The first stage of work involves installing scaffolding along the bridge to access the footway,” Ms Cooke said.
“The bridge will be reduced to one lane to ensure the safety of workers and bridge users. Pedestrians will be detoured safely on the roadway during the work.”
Work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm, weather permitting.
“Speed limits on the roadway will be reduced to 40 km/h during working hours and motorists should plan ahead, allow extra time and follow the direction of traffic control and signs,” Ms Cooke said.
“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while this important maintenance work is carried out.”
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