Transport for NSW is investing in essential repair work to ensure the ongoing safe operation of the bridge over Lake Mulwala.
FEB 2021Maintenance work starts 1 March 2021
Essential work to repair a damaged truss, upgrade a bridge barrier rail and improve the pedestrian footpath is starting in March.More information
To minimise impacts to motorists, we will be carrying out the first stage at night between 9pm and 6am from Monday to Thursday, from Monday 1 March, with one lane remaining open to traffic at all times.
This essential maintenance work is expected to take about nine months to complete, weather permitting. However, due to the changing border situation and Coronavirus impacts, it is challenging to lock down a firm schedule. We will keep the community updated as work progresses.
To minimise the impacts to motorists, we will mostly be working at night and work will stop work during Easter and the April school holidays.
Mulwala Bridge was built in 1924 and provides a vital transport link across Lake Mulwala, between the twin towns of Mulwala in NSW and Yarrawonga in Victoria.
On average, more than 8500 vehicles use the bridge every day and it is essential that the structure is maintained in a safe and serviceable condition for the local community and visitors alike.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) previously announced the weir crossing would close in 2020.
Transport for NSW has been working with MDBA to ensure the crossing remains open while essential work is carried out over throughout 2021, weather and border restrictions permitting.
By proactively planning for and carrying out this work now we will minimise bridge closures needed for future routine scheduled maintenance.
There will be still be some occasions when the bridge must close for urgent repairs, however in most cases motorists will be able to use the weir to minimise impacts.
We will work closely with MDBA to reduce the need for lengthy detours.
Transport for NSW continues to work closely with Regional Roads Victoria on planning for a new Mulwala Bridge.
While planning continues, Regional Roads Victoria is focused on building a new connection to relieve congestion and safety issues associated with heavy vehicles using Belmore Street through the Yarrawonga CBD.
Maintenance and repair work carried out at Mulwala Bridge now will ensure it is able to continue to safely operate and service the community until planning for a replacement bridge is complete and funding for the construction of a new structure has been secured.
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For further information about this project contact our Project Manager, Nathan Fisher:
Phone: 0475 946 398