Work resumes on $1.2 million Kempsey Rail Footbridge upgrade

23 October 2014

Pedestrians and road users are advised work is under way this week on the Kempsey rail footbridge upgrade at Kempsey with barges being used from the Macleay River crossing to access the deck below.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the next stage of a $1.2 million project has resumed to replace the deck and rail of the timber footbridge to increase safety for local users.

“The Kempsey Rail footbridge provides an important link between west and south Kempsey,” the spokesperson said.

“For the safety of workers and pedestrians, during work hours pedestrian access across the bridge will be temporarily supended for the next five weeks, weather permitting.

“Pedestrians will be provided access via a shuttle bus during the closures between 7am to 5 pm daily.

“Barges will be used below the bridge to allow maintenance to be carried out in hard to reach places of the bridge.”

The bridge is expected to reopen to pedestrians in December, weather permitting.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for their patience during the footbridge upgrade, which is due for completion December, weather permitting.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999

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