$7m Ocean Road bridge fix
MORE than $7 million will be used to fix the region’s rundown bridges.
More than half of the Federal Government funding will be used to replace the Wye River and Moggs Creek bridges.
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester last week announced the Government would provide $162 million for the These upgrades mean local communities will have access to safer and more reliable roads.” third round of the Bridges Renewal Program, which included $2.39 million to replace the Wye River Bridge, about $1.98 million to replace the Moggs Creek Bridge, and $2.8 million for upgrades to bridges crossing Cowies Creek in Geelong’s north. Corangamite federal Liberal MP Sarah Henderson said she was delighted by the funding.
“The Bridges Renewal Program is designed to bolster the productivity of local bridges, and give councils the support they need to better serve communities and drive greater efficiency in traffic movement,” Ms Henderson said.
“These upgrades mean local communities will have access to safer and more reliable roads.”
The $4.78 million planned replacement of the Wye River Bridge will widen the two-lane bridge to improve access for heavy vehicles and the community, while also providing a better safeguard against the 90km detour if the bridge is unable to be used.
The Moggs Creek Bridge replacement project, which will cost about $4 million in total, is expected to extend the bridge’s life by about 100 years.
Bridges at Moggs Creek (pictured) and Wye River will be upgraded.