Wisemans Ferry second ramp

Wisemans Ferry second ramp rehabilitation

Transport for NSW is proposing to upgrade the second ferry ramp at the Wisemans Ferry.

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APR 2020

APR 2020Latest News

April 2020

Transport for NSW is upgrading the second ramp on the western side of the ferry crossing at Wisemans Ferry. From Monday 27 April to Friday 29 May 2020, weather permitting, the second ramp will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles during this closure. The main crossing will remain functional for vehicles and pedestrians to continue to use.

This work will ensure a safe and reliable ferry service and provide safer access to the ferry for pedestrians and road users. We appreciate your understanding and patience during the closure.

View or download the April 2020 Closure notification (PDF, 229Kb).

Project information

Transport for NSW operates vehicular ferries on rivers and waterways in metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW.

The Wisemans ferry crosses the Hawkesbury River just east of the junction of the Macdonald River at the village of Wisemans Ferry.

Wisemans Ferry has two cable ferry crossings, connecting the Old Northern Road and Wisemans Ferry Road. The main crossing has a capacity of 24 vehicles each trip and the second crossing has a capacity of 18 vehicles.

Transport for NSW proposes to rehabilitate the second ramp on the relief crossing due to its poor condition.

Regular visual inspections identified the following:

  • large cracks on the surface of the ramp
  • numerous patch repairs
  • undercutting at the end of the ramp

Site compound

We have already established a site compound in preparation for this closure. The work over the closure will include the following activities:

  • replace the second ferry ramp – the new ramp will be built over the existing structure
  • install underwater barriers around the ramps to reduce wear and tear from tides and sediments
  • resurface the roads approach to the new ferry ramp

The plant and machinery that will be used with be a combination of electric hand tools, various generators, excavators, pumps, vibrators and tippers.

Transport for NSW would:

  • replace the second ferry ramp – the new ramp will be built over the existing structure
  • install underwater barriers around the ramps to reduce wear and tear from tides and sediments
  • resurface the roads approach to the new ferry ramp

The project would:

  • ensure a safe, reliable ferry service
  • safer access to the ferry for pedestrians by widening the ramp on the northern side
  • provide safe and effective pedestrian infrastructure
  • support economic growth

 

Contact us

Project contact

For more information please contact the project team on:

Phone: 1800 718 228

Email: wisemansferry@transport.nsw.gov.au

Web: Wisemans Ferry second ramp rehabilitation

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