Barkers Bridge maintenance

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out essential maintenance work on the southbound side of Barkers Bridge to reduce future maintenance costs, improve safety for motorists and increase the life of the bridge.

Barkers Bridge
Barkers Bridge

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is reviewing plans to carry out work on the southbound bridge on the Hume Highway. This essential maintenance work is required to ensure the stability of the bridge, reduce future maintenance costs and improve safety for motorists.

To minimise the impact on motorists while the work on the bridge deck occurs, crossover lanes are required to divert southbound traffic around the bridge work site.

Roads and Maritime is currently refining designs for the crossover lanes to ensure a high level of safety and minimise the impact on the local community during this project. Design improvements being considered include adjustments to the crossover lanes to keep access open at Barkers Lane and Parkesbourne Road.

Crews will return to carry out work on crossover lanes and complete the bridge maintenance work later in 2017. We will advise the community of work details regarding the remaining stages of work closer to the start date.

Project background

The NSW Government is funding $3.6 million to carry out essential maintenance on the Barkers Bridge, located on the Hume Highway. The maintenance will reduce the cost of maintaining the bridge, as well as increasing the bridge’s lifespan.

Project benefits

  • Increased stability of the Barkers Bridge
  • Reduction in future maintenance costs
  • Improved safety for motorists
  • Increase in bridge’s lifespan.

Key features

The project will be carried out in three stages:

  • Stage 1: Crossovers will be built between the Hume Highway near Barkers Lane and Parkesbourne Road, to divert southbound traffic around the bridge work site
  • Stage 2: Upgrade of barriers on the bridge
  • Stage 3: Upgrade to the deck of Barkers Bridge in the southbound lanes of the Hume Highway.
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