Tabulam Bridge feedback summary published

11 November 2013

Tabulam Bridge feedback summary published

The proposed new bridge over the Clarence River at Tabulam is a step closer with the commuity feedback summary now released.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said more than 60 people attended a community drop-in session in August and provided feedback for the upgrade which is part of the Bridge for the Bush program.

“The feedback summary was an important step in the planning process and gives Roads and Maritime the opportunity to consider community comments and suggestions,” the spokesperson said.
“Having community involvement at each stage of the process is critical to ensure the final design takes into account wider impacts on surrounding roads, land use, local businesses and residents.

“The existing bridge at Tabulam is proposed to be removed and replaced with a new bridge to reduce maintenance costs and meet traffic demands into the future.
“The proposed new bridge also plans to cater for heavy vehicles, two-way traffic and pedestrian access.

“Route options for a new bridge can be expected by the end of this year.

“The feedback summary is available at Tabulam Post Office and on the Roads and Maritime Services website,” the spokesperson said.  

The NSW Government has committed $145 million to the Bridges for the Bush program. Tabulam Bridge has been identified for replacement under the program.

The bridge was built in 1902, has only one lane in each direction and is not suitable for use by higher mass limit vehicles. 

The replacement of the bridge will enable it to meet current standards. The NSW

Government is committed to improving road freight productivity by replacing or upgrading

bridges in the next five years in 17 key locations in regional areas of the state.

To provide feedback on the new bridge at Tabulam project or for more information on the Bridges to the Bush Program visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au, email community.input@ghd.com or call 1800 810 680 (toll free).

 CONTACT:     Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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