Proposed weekend work for installation of bridge girders at Eungai
13 October 2014
Roads and Maritime Services today invited community feedback on a proposal to install girders for the new bridge over the rail line at Eungai during the first weekend in November.
A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the Australian and NSW governments have jointly funded the $675 million Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade.
“Roads and Maritime proposes to install five bridge girders between 5am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 2 November as part of work for the new rail bridge, a key part of the upgrade,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
Work has been scheduled on the weekend to minimise the impact on both road and rail traffic and to ensure it is completed as quickly as possible.
“To allow the safe installation of the bridge girders, all rail services must stop while this work is under way.
“It would ensure access for two cranes, one on either side of the rail corridor, to lift the five girders into place.
“Work would involve traffic control, cranes, girder deliveries by heavy vehicles and fixing of girders to bridge ends.”
There will be some noise associated with this work but every effort will be made to minimise the impact on residents.
Written feedback can be provided until Friday 24 October to the Communications Team, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 53 Frederickton NSW 2440 or email community-enquiries@f2E.incite.com.au
CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999