Work on new Sportmans Creek Bridge reaches major milestone

28 July 2017

The new Sportsmans Creek Bridge at Lawrence is starting to take shape, as the 30 girders required for the project continue to be delivered and installed.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the $27 million NSW Government funded crossing aims to improve road safety and traffic efficiency.

“Installing the girders is a big job because they need to be installed continuously in a two week timeframe, weather permitting, and involves out of hours work.

“Due to its geometry and design, the existing bridge across Sportsmans Creek cannot be safely or cost effectively upgraded to cater for future traffic demand.

“The existing bridge is 105 years old, so this new crossing is welcome, but the community must be thanked for its patience, especially during the out of hours work.”

Work will be carried out on the weekends of 29 and 30 July as well as 5 and 6 August between 8am and 5pm on Saturdays and 8am to 4pm on Sundays.

“No excessively noisy activities will take place before 10am on Sundays and every effort will be made to minimise the impact of the work on the community.

“There may also be traffic delays as a result of truck movements along Bridge Street and other local roads and the community will be kept updated.”

More information about the Sportsmans Creek Bridge project can be found on the Roads and Maritime website.

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