Nelligen Bridge replacement

Roads and Maritime Services is planning for a new bridge over the Clyde River at Nelligen.

The new bridge would be built upstream of the existing bridge to provide safer and more reliable journeys on the Kings Highway at Nelligen.

The NSW Government has provided $9 million in this year’s budget for the start of construction.

Nelligen: The detailed design was released in November 2018
Nelligen: The detailed design was released in November 2018

Updates and announcements

Early work on the Nelligen Bridge replacement, including earthworks, was completed in Mid-April 2019.  Upcoming activities include ongoing site investigations, utility relocations and further improvements to the design to reduce environmental impacts of the new bridge. Pedestrian safety upgrades are also planned west of the project area.

Due to the design improvements, construction tenders will be reassessed over coming months with major work scheduled to start later this year.

Between May and December, utility relocations will be carried out and traffic changes within the work zone will be removed.

Prior to major work starting, pedestrian safety upgrades will be carried out on the Kings Highway, about 150 metres west of Reid Street.  This work will further improve connectivity around Nelligen and make it easier and safer for pedestrians travelling to cross the Kings Highway. Work will include the installation of a street light, pedestrian island and an additional footpath on the northern side of the highway. The community will be kept informed of the planned pedestrian safety upgrades and progress of the revised bridge design”.

View or download our April 2019 community update (PDF, 1.45Mb) for more information on upcoming work.

The NSW Government has provided $9 million for construction of the bridge, which will provide safer and more reliable journeys on the Kings Highway at Nelligen.


Project benefits

Improved safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists by providing an improved curve on the eastern side of the bridge, wider lanes and shoulders, and safety barriers between the road and footpath.

A new bridge that will have a 100 year bridge life and will provide a safe and reliable crossing of the Clyde River at Nelligen, and improved urban design around its foreshore.

 

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