Planning for new bridge at Nelligen progressing

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Member for Bega Andrew Constance today advised that investigation and survey work will be carried out on the Kings Highway at Nelligen as part of planning for a replacement crossing of the Clyde River.

The NSW Government announced more than $300 million for the Nelligen Bridge and Batemans Bay Bridge replacement projects.

“The proposed new bridge would be built upstream of the existing crossing and provide a more reliable and safer crossing of the Clyde River,” Mr Constance said.

“Before the detailed design is finalised, investigation and survey work will be carried out at various locations on the Kings Highway between Bridge View and Reid streets.

“Work will take place on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 May between 7am and 6pm, weather permitting.

“Changed traffic conditions including a reduced speed limit of 60 km/h and road shoulder closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

“Motorists should keep to the reduced speed limit, plan their journey and allow extra travel time as minor traffic impacts are anticipated.”

Investigation work will also be carried out to identify if there is a microbat habitat on the existing bridge.

“During the review of environmental factors it was identified the existing bridge may be used temporarily by microbats at different times of the year,” Mr Constance said.

“Work will take place on the bridge by foot on Wednesday 2 May and underneath the bridge by canoe on Thursday 3 May during the day.”

There will be no impact to road traffic or marine vehicles during this time.

Work on the new bridge is expected to start in 2019 and it is expected to be open to traffic in late 2020.

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