Geotechnical investigations for new Sportsmans Creek Bridge

23 July 2015

Geotechnical investigations will be carried out from Monday 27 July as part of detailed design work for the new bridge over Sportsmans Creek at Lawrence.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government is committed to replacing the existing bridge to improve safety and meet future traffic demands.

“Sportsmans Creek Bridge was identified through the Bridges for the Bush initiative for replacement as the existing structure is just 5.5 metres wide and restricts oversized traffic to one lane,” the spokesperson said.

“A new bridge will be built next to the existing structure and will connect Grafton Street and Lawrence Road.

“A Review of Environmental Factors was completed earlier this year and detailed design work is currently being carried out.

“Investigations to date have identified soft soils to a depth of about 36 metres near the southern approach for the new bridge. Further geotechnical activities are now being carried out to further inform the bridge design.

“The geotechnical work will be carried out near Weir Road for about two weeks, with a drill rig will operating from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, weather permitting.”

Road users may experience minor delays and are asked to follow the direction of traffic control, reduced speed limits and all signs.

There will be some noise associated with this work, but every effort will be made to minimise the impact on residents and businesses.

For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/northern-nsw/sportsmans-creek/

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999

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