Kayuga Bridge at Muswellbrook
Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out major maintenance work on Kayuga Bridge over the Hunter River to maintain the strength and capacity of the iron lattice bridge. Maintenance work started in early July 2016 and is expected to be completed in early May 2017.
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The NSW Government is providing $1.3 million in 2016/17 to carry out work to improve the strength and capacity of the bridge.
Roads and Maritime is carrying out the second stage of major maintenance work which involves replacing timber decking and support structures under the bridge. The first stage of work was completed in September 2016 and involved replacing the timber approach.
Work will be carried out Monday to Friday between 6am and 5pm. Some work may need to be carried out on Saturday between 8am and 1pm. Work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2017, weather permitting.
For the safety of workers and road users temporary changed traffic changes including lane closures and a reduced 40 km/h speed limit will be in place while work is carried out. A full bridge closure is required for up to five days to complete part of the work. Kayuga Bridge will be closed to traffic from 6.30am Friday 3 February to 6pm Tuesday 7 February, weather permitting.
During the bridge closure, detour arrangements will be in place via Kayuga Road and Blairmore Lane to the north or via Wybong Road and Bengalla through Bengalla to the south. Please view attached January 2017 notification which includes a map to help better explain the alternative routes.
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while this important work is carried out.
Work on the bridge will include:
- Replacing all timber decking on approach spans (stage 1) and truss spans (stage 2)
- Replacing kerb and kingposts and repairing and painting timber handrails
- Replacing timber girders where required
- Upgrading existing supports and adding two additional supports on each timber bridge approach span.
The work is required to meet current bridge standards and address maintenance needs.
Regular updates about the project, including confirmed bridge closure dates and detour routes, will be provided to the local community as the project progresses.