New Grafton bridge - additional crossing of the Clarence River

The NSW Government is funding this $240 million project which involves building an additional 525 metre bridge 70 metres downstream from the existing road and rail bridge. The project also includes upgrading parts of the road network in Grafton and South Grafton to connect the new bridge to the existing road network. The new bridge will consist of two lanes but has been designed to be increased to four lanes when traffic levels require it.

Clarence River crossing at Grafton

Updates and announcements

Closure of Pound and Greaves streets

From 27 February 2017, three significant pieces of work will begin in the vicinity of Pound, Greaves and Clarence streets. This includes permanently closing a section of Pound Street, temporarily closing Greaves Street and building a car park at the corner of Pound and Clarence streets.  

Pound Street will be permanently closed to through traffic between Clarence and Kent streets, while Greaves Street will close for approximately six months.

View or download the project notification (PDF, 368Kb) for further information.

A new digital portal is now available and includes 3D visualisations about the project and animations to explain how the project is being built. This will be continually update with new information.

A Hydrological Mitigation Report has been published and is available in the project documents along with a fact sheet and a short video to explain how the flooding impact has been minimised.

Project snapshot

  • Contractors: Fulton Hogan
  • Form of contract: Design and construct contract
  • Start date of major construction: November 2016
  • Expected completion date: 2019 (weather permitting)
  • Project value: $240 million

 Project purpose and objectives

  • Enhance road safety for all road users over the length of the project
  • Improve traffic efficiency between and within Grafton and South Grafton
  • Support regional and local economic development
  • Involve all stakeholders and consider their interests
  • Provide value for money
  • Minimise impact on the environment
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