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

Barkers Bridge rehabilitation work on Hume Highway, Yarra from Thursday 1 March

Roads and Maritime will carry out work on the southbound bridge on the Hume Highway.

We will be working between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Thursday and 7am to 1pm on Fridays and expect to complete the project in five months, weather permitting.

We have revised our plans for this work to minimise the impact on motorists to ensure one lane of traffic will be open to southbound motorists across the bridge at all times.

Residents will have access to and from the Hume Highway via Parkesbourne Road and Barkers Lane at all times during this work.

For the safety of workers and motorists there will be one lane closed to traffic on Barkers Bridge southbound from 7am Monday to 1pm Friday. All lanes will be open to traffic over the weekends.

A reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place during work hours with an 80 km/h speed limit in place outside work hours.

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

Project background

The NSW Government is funding $2.3 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.
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