Changed traffic conditions on Cooks River Bridge Princes Highway at Tempe
13 NOVEMBER 2015
Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists of changed traffic conditions in place to upgrade Cooks River Bridge on the Princes Highway at Tempe tomorrow and Saturday 5 December as major work progresses to upgrade the bridge.
A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the NSW Government has allocated $3.7 million to continue the upgrade which includes repairing and replacing steel structures and bridge strengthening work to reduce long term maintenance costs.
“Changed traffic conditions will in place at night on Saturday 14 November and Saturday 5 December between 6pm and 10am while the work is carried out. A contingency date is planned for Saturday 21 November if required in the case of wet weather,” A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“To ensure the safety of workers and motorists changed traffic conditions will be in place on the bridge while work is carried out. The bridge will be closed between 10pm and 10am with detours in place for all motorists.
“Detours will be in place on the Princes Highway between Canal Road and Wickham Street with access maintained for local residents.
“Lane closures will also be in place on the bridge between 6pm and 10pm. A free bus will be provided to take pedestrians between Holbeach Avenue and Brodie Sparks Drive while work is under way.
“After 10pm a shuttle bus will also be available to take NightRide passengers to bus stops between Holbeach Avenue, Canal Road, Brodie Sparks Drive and Wickham Street. Pedestrian and cyclist access on the bridge will be maintained during this time.
“The detours in place are not suitable for vehicles more than 4.3 metres and heavy vehicles will be required to use an alternate approved access route.
“Roads and Maritime reminds motorists to plan ahead, allow extra time for their journeys and adhere to the reduced speed limit.”
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
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