First stage Central Coast Highway Bridge
1 July 2014
First stage of Central Coast Highway Bridge at West Gosford completed
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay was joined by Minister for the Central Coast Rob Stokes and Member for Gosford Chris Holstein today to inspect the first completed stage of the new bridge over Grieve Close at West Gosford on the Central Coast Highway.
Minister Gay said the completed work was part of the NSW Government’s $170 million Central Coast Highway intersection upgrade.
“More than 55,000 vehicles a day travel along the Central Coast Highway at West Gosford and the bridge is being built in three stages so the road can remain open causing minimal impact to motorists,” Minister Gay said.
“When completed, the new bridge will be about 23.5 metres long, 30 metres wide and include 14 precast and pretensioned concrete ‘Super T’ girders each weighing 33 tonnes.
Rob Stokes said motorists got the first look at the new bridge when westbound traffic was moved onto the completed section.
”Now that traffic has been diverted onto the new section of the bridge, work has now started on the second stage,” Rob Stokes said.
“The bridge is expected to be finished in late 2014, weather permitting.”
Mr Holstein said the Central Coast Highway intersection upgrade at West Gosford involved widening and realigning Brisbane Water Drive and Manns Road to form a single intersection with traffic lights.
“The upgrade is expected to improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for all road users while better catering for future traffic growth,” Mr Holstein said.”
“The $170 million upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to deliver safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure to the community and businesses of the Central Coast,” Minister Gay said
“Major work started in November 2013 and is expected to be completed in late 2016, weather permitting.”
MEDIA: Siobhan McCarthy 0407 791 802 (Minister Gay)
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