Burrill Bridge work commences
“I am pleased to report that early work has started to replace the Burrill Lake Bridge on the Princes Highway, with a new bridge to be built to the east of the existing bridge, “ Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock announced today.
“The NSW Government allocated $58 million to deliver the new bridge by early 2018, weather permitting and work on site facilities has commenced including building an office and site compound, utility relocation, survey and clearing work.
“Roads and Maritime Services has contracted BGC Contracting Pty Ltd for this project and major work is due to start on the new bridge in mid-April.
“The new bridge will be 290 metres and span the lake on a new alignment east of the existing bridge and new intersections will be built as part of the project including roundabouts on either side of the crossing to connect the Princes Highway to local roads, improving road safety,” Mrs Hancock said.
“The project will also improve the overall reliability of the Highway by reducing future maintenance costs and providing a new crossing and approaches to withstand a one in 100 year flood event.
“The local community will notice a lot of activity on site before the first sod is turned to mark the start of work on the new bridge.
“This early work is vital ahead of major work on the bridge itself and will include building a temporary working platform on the lake to allow the new bridge to be safely constructed.
“Access to the temporary working platform will be off limits to the public at all times and, as is the case on the existing bridge, fishing within the work area will be prohibited.” Mrs Hancock concluded.
For the safety of motorists and workers, a section of Dolphin Point Road will also be temporarily closed to local traffic from mid-March until early 2017.
Work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and on Saturday between 8am and 1pm.
Roads and Maritime has also released a community update to explain the project, key features, work impact and work hours.
More information on the project can be found at www.rms.nsw.gov.au.
View the original media release.