ANZAC Bridge maintenance work to start soon
3 November 2011
Roads and Maritime Services today announced work will start shortly on an extensive maintenance program for Sydney’s ANZAC Bridge.
“The ANZAC Bridge is an important part of Sydney’s road network and is the longest concrete cable-stayed bridge in Australia,” an RMS spokesperson said.
“This is first major upgrade of the ANZAC Bridge which opened to traffic in 1995.
“The maintenance program includes installing permanent access systems for hard to reach areas of the bridge, modifying the bridge’s stay cables, replacing the fence along the shared pathway on the northern side of the bridge and installing a new fence along its southern side.”
A review of environmental factors for the project was prepared and displayed for comment in September. A submissions report is now available online which summarises community feedback on the project and how RMS plans to address these concerns.
The project will involve the installation of temporary lifts and scaffolding so the maintenance work can be carried out.
Work will be carried out in stages and will take around two years to complete.
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.
RMS is working with a team of specialists and has formed the Bridge Solutions Alliance with Baulderstone Pty Ltd, Freyssinet Australia and SAGE Automation to deliver the improvements to ensure the long term operation of the bridge.
For more information about the project and to download a copy of the submissions report visit www.rmservices.nsw.gov.au.