Hopefield Road Bridge works complete
Works to widen the Hopefield Road Bridge have been completed, marking a significant improvement for local agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.
Member for Albury Greg Aplin said the new widening of the Hopefield Road Bridge would improve access for local producers to markets as well as enhance transport connections from the area to the state and national road network.
The existing bridge, which crosses Wangamong Creek approximately 20 kilometres north of Corowa, is a key pinch point on Hopefield Road on the route to Corowa Saleyards and for the export of grain.
The upgrades delivered by Federation Council are worth a total of $515,000, which involved the widening of the upstream side of the existing bridge and realigning of the road approaches to the widened bridge structure.
Mr Aplin said the project received $245,000 in funding under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads program which provided targeted funding to local councils for road projects that would eliminate connectivity constraints on local roads and reduce the cost to market for local businesses.
“I’m proud that the NSW Government put forward funding for these upgrades,” he said.
“The Fixing Country Roads program has provided for much needed infrastructure upgrades that will eliminate ‘last mile’ constraints for local industry.”
The Hopefield Road Bridge widening project also received $255,000 in funding under the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal program.
Additional works included in the upgrade were the installation of new guardrails as well as new line-marking, guide posts and signage at the bridge.