Maintenance work continues on Unwins Bridge at Earlwood and Marrickville
24 October 2017
Essential maintenance work along Unwin Bridge at Earlwood and Marrickville to improve the bridge’s structure and safety for motorists is progressing well.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the work on the bridge across the Cooks River is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $1.5 billion maintenance program which helps maintain and improve roads across the state.
“Essential maintenance work is continuing on the bridge to repair and replace steel beams and some structural components,” the spokesperson said.
“Crews have completed work on the western side and the second stage will involve carry out work on the eastern side of the bridge.
“Work involves removing lead paint and asbestos as well as repainting steel along the bridge.
“To ensure the safety of workers and the community, an asbestos management plan has been implemented and the work is being managed to strict Environmental Protection Authority requirements.”
Work is being carried out on weekdays from 6am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm until Thursday 1 May next year, excluding public holidays and weather permitting.
“Every effort is being taken to minimise the impact of noise from this work on the surrounding community,” the spokesperson said.
“The community is reminded the site compound, on both sides of Bayview Avenue at the western end of the bridge, will remain in place until the completion of the project.”
Work will not be carried out during the Christmas and New Year holidays from Sunday 24 December to Friday 5 January 2018 inclusive.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
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