ANZAC Bridge maintenance project plans on display

6 September 2011

The Roads and Traffic Authority has today released proposed plans for maintenance work on the ANZAC Bridge at Pyrmont.

A review of environmental factors has been carried out on the maintenance program and is now on display for community comment.

The review outlines the potential environmental, economic and social impacts and benefits of the maintenance work.

A Roads and Traffic Authority spokesperson said feedback was being sought from local residents and interested groups on the impacts.

“The ANZAC Bridge is an important part of Sydney’s road network and is the longest concrete cable-stayed bridge in Australia,” the spokesperson said.

“It’s now time for the first major upgrade of the ANZAC Bridge to be carried out.

“The proposed maintenance work includes installing permanent access systems for hard to reach areas of the bridge, modifying the bridge’s stay cables, and replacing the fence along the shared path on the northern side of the bridge.

“Temporary lifts, scaffolding and platforms will also be installed so this maintenance work can be carried out.”

While there will be some noise, light, traffic and visual impacts while the work is carried out, every effort will be made to reduce the impact on residents, motorists and shared path users.

The Roads and Traffic Authority is working with a team of specialists and has formed the Bridge Solutions Alliance to deliver the proposed improvements to ensure the long term operation of the bridge.

The maintenance project is expected to take around 26 months to complete.

The review of environmental factors is on display until Monday 26 September and the community is welcome to submit feedback until this date.

Feedback can be sent to ANZAC Bridge Maintenance Project, Level 3, 35 Saunders Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, or emailed to anzacbridge@rta.nsw.gov.au.

A community information session will also be held 11am to 2pm, Saturday 17 September at Roads and Traffic Authority project office, 71-79 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont.

For more information about the project and to download a copy of the review of environmental factors report visit www.rta.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects

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