Bridge re­place­ment near Ca­nia Gorge

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

WORKS to re­place the sub­struc­ture of Cedar Creek Bridge on Ca­nia Dam Rd, 12km from the Bur­nett High­way, are now un­der­way.

Act­ing Depart­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads Wide Bay Bur­nett district di­rec­tor AdamWil­liams said the works en­sured the safety of the bridge well into the fu­ture.

“Re­plac­ing the ag­ing tim­ber piles with new steel piles will pro­long the life of the bridge, al­low us to keep up with traf­fic de­mand, and re­duce the need for on­go­ing re­pairs and dis­rup­tions,” MrWil­liams said.

MrWil­liams said the works were ex­pected to take about four months to com­plete, with short-term road clo­sures re­quired.

“Feed­back sought from busi­nesses ear­lier in the year played a vi­tal role in shap­ing the pro­gram of works and we will make every ef­fort to cause as lit­tle dis­rup­tion as pos­si­ble,” he said.

“We un­der­stand the im­por­tance of the road for busi­nesses north of Cedar Creek and our project team is com­mit­ted to keep­ing lo­cals in­formed with timely and ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion.

“Ide­ally, we would com­plete the re­quired works in about two months with a full road clo­sure in place, how­ever there is no al­ter­na­tive ac­cess to busi­nesses along the road.

“To min­imise the im­pact on lo­cal busi­ness as much as pos­si­ble, we’ve ex­tended the du­ra­tion of works to re­duce the length of time re­quired for each road clo­sure.”

MrWil­liams said mo­torists could ex­pect four weeks of week­day clo­sures be­tween 10.30am and 2pm, out­side of school hol­i­days, be­gin­ning soon.

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