Lignum Creek Bridge replacement - Bridges for the Bush

The NSW Government is providing $6.7 million to replace the Lignum Creek Bridge on the Mid Western Highway, 60 kilometres west of Grenfell to provide a smoother and longer lasting bridge, improve safety and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

Lignum Creek Bridge
The current Lignum Creek Bridge is narrow and nearing the end of its life.

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Work has started on the replacement of the Lignum Creek Bridge, 60 kilometres west of Grenfell on the Mid Western Highway.

The work involves removing the existing bridge and building a new, wider concrete bridge.

Demolition work is expected to be completed by August, weather permitting, with bridge construction work scheduled to begin soon after. The new bridge is expected to be completed by June 2019, weather permitting.

The bridge replacement will significantly improve the travel conditions across Lignum Creek and provide a smoother ride for motorists, particularly heavy vehicles.

Work hours are from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 6pm, weather permitting.

Changed traffic conditions will be in place for the safety of motorists and workers. Traffic will be detoured around the bridge site via the side track and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place.

Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of all signs, including reduced speed limits.

We thank motorists for their patience during this bridge replacement project which is expected to be completed in June 2019.

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Project background

Lignum Creek Bridge, on the Mid Western Highway was built in 1937 and is narrow, in poor condition and nearing the end of its life.

The NSW Government is providing $6.7 million for the replacement of the Lignum Creek Bridge as part of the Bridges for the Bush program.

The current timber bridge will be removed and a new, wider concrete bridge will be built at the same location.

To minimise disruption to motorists on the Mid Western Highway, a side track has been built next to the bridge and will be used to divert traffic during the project construction. The side track will be removed after the bridge is built.

Project benefits

  • Longer lasting, smoother and stronger bridge
  • Improved safety for road users
  • Reduced ongoing maintenance costs

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