Barkers bridge at Yarra set for a makeover

2 March 2018

Crews have readied their tools to start on a makeover on Barkers Bridge on the Hume Highway at Yarra to upgrade the bridge.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW government is funding the $2.3 million essential maintenance work on Barkers Bridge to increase the life of the bridge and reduce future maintenance costs.

“This bridge, which is around 13 kilometres south west of Goulburn, carries large amounts of traffic heading towards Yass via the Hume Highway and Canberra via the Federal Highway so it is important to keep the bridge safe for all road users,” the spokesperson said.

“Work will be carried out on the southbound bridge to install reinforcements under the bridge deck to strengthen the entire bridge which will improve safety for motorists.

“Roads and Maritime has revised plans for the work to ensure one lane of traffic will be open to southbound motorists across the bridge at all times.”

The spokesperson said work will be carried out for around five months between 7am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and between 7am and 1pm on Fridays, weather permitting.

“While work is carried out, residents will have access to and from the Hume Highway via Parkesbourne Road and Barkers Lane at all times,” the spokesperson said.

“For the safety of workers and motorists, one lane will be closed to traffic on Barkers Bridge southbound from 7am Monday to 1pm Friday with all lanes open to traffic during the weekends.

“Motorists are also advised a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place during work hours with 80 km/h speed limit in place outside work hours.

“Motorists should allow up to an additional 10 minutes travel time.”

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.

For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

For more information about the project visit rms.nsw.gov.au/barkersbridge.

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