New era of travel dawns for Nelligen community

5 OCTOBER 2017

Planning for a safer and more reliable crossing of the Clyde River has entered the next stage, with detailed design now under way for the replacement Nelligen Bridge.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the new bridge would be built upstream from the existing crossing and have a 100 year life span.

“I’m pleased to announce with the start of detailed design for the new bridge comes the beginning of geotechnical and utility service investigations in the area.

“The community will visibly start to see geotechnical work in action from next week, which will last for about three weeks and may involve temporary lane closures at times.

“The community will then get a chance to view the detailed design next year, with major work on the new bridge expected to start in 2019 and open to traffic in late 2020, weather permitting.

“The new bridge will significantly change the way motorists, pedestrians and cyclists travel across the river and will increase boat mooring space on the river.

“It will have wider lanes and shoulders as well as safety barriers between the road and footpath, helping improve safety and traffic efficiency on the Kings Highway.”

A community update is available at Nelligen Bridge replacement and the community will be kept informed.ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES

ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 9462 6299 media@rms.nsw.gov.au  facebook.com/NSWRoads

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