Bridge replacement near Cania Gorge
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.