Plan ahead for closures on St Albans Bridge at St Albans
9 April 2018
Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions from next Monday on the St Albans Bridge across Macdonald River at St Albans to carry out essential maintenance work.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the work is being funded as part of the NSW Government’s $1.5 billion maintenance program which aims to improve the state’s 18,028 kilometre road and bridge network.
“St Albans Bridge will be temporarily closed for up to 22 shifts during April and May to allow Roads and Maritime Services to safely carry out essential maintenance work,” the spokesperson said.
“Motorists are advised a lengthy detour will be in place during the daytime while work is carried out and are encouraged to plan ahead.
“Traffic will be heavier than usual and delays are expected so all motorists travelling through the area should also allow extra travel time.
“Motorists will be detoured via St Albans and Settlers roads which will involve taking two ferries across the Hawkesbury River from either Wisemans Ferry West Bank or Webbs Creek Ferry West Bank, depending on the direction of travel.
“The detour may add up to 60 minutes of extra travel time but access for emergency services and school buses will be maintained at all times.”
The spokesperson said work will be carried out between Monday 16 April and Thursday 31 May from 8am to 5pm on weekdays, excluding public holidays and weather permitting.
“Work will involve tightening and replacing bolts, removing decay from timber, spot painting and surveying railings to minimise damage to the bridge from weather and reduce ongoing future maintenance requirements,” the spokesperson said.
“Motorists are also advised St Albans Bridge will temporarily re-open to traffic on Monday 30 April between 9.30am and 3pm and Tuesday 1 May between 9.30am and 12pm while planned maintenance is carried out on Webbs Creek Ferry.
“Electronic message signs will be in place on Wollombi Road, Old Northern Road and River Road to advise motorists of bridge closure dates and times.”
Traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of all signs and traffic control.
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