Glebe Bridge upgrade work enters new stage

28 August 2014

Clarence MP, Chris Gulaptis today announced the next stage of the $2.4 million NSW Government funded project to refurbish the Glebe Bridge at Coraki will start on Monday, 1 September.

Mr Gulaptis said stage three work involves removing, painting and reinstating the central steel span.

The bridge will be closed to traffic for four weeks from Monday 1 to Friday 26 September, weather permitting for continuing upgrade work.

Weekday closures will then resume from 8am on Monday 29 September until the end of the project in early 2015 unless otherwise advised. The bridge will be open to traffic over the October long weekend.

 Mr Gulaptis said a structural assessment has identified the need for major refurbishment work on the timber bridge which is more than 100 years old.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during stages one and two of the upgrade which are now complete. Road users are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all signs during stage three work.

A detour via Tuckurimba and Wyrallah roads will be in place when the bridge is closed. Traffic management and reduced speed limits will be in place where needed to ensure the safety of workers, motorists and other road users.

Roads and Maritime Services has organised for a shuttle bus service during bridge closures. Residents looking for more information about the shuttle bus timetable can contact Northern Rivers Buslines on (02) 6626 1499. - 11 Prince Street, Grafton NSW 2460 - ph 02 6643 1244 - fax 02 6642 7574

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