Bridge work to slow traf­fic

Gird­ers on the way for new cross­ing

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

AS PART of work to build the new bridge across the Rich­mond River at Broad­wa­ter, bridge girder de­liv­er­ies will take place on Tues­days, Thurs­days and Satur­days.

The over­sized and over-mass loads will be de­liv­ered twice a day on trucks up to 47m long and 4.2m wide.

The de­liv­er­ies will be be­tween Macksville and Broad­wa­ter be­tween 4.30am and 11am each day.

Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices has ad­vised there may be some de­lays and road users should con­sider this when plan­ning their jour­neys.

Work will con­tinue at the new bridge site to in­stall four bridge piles near the Pa­cific High­way and will in­clude trans­port­ing a large pil­ing rig and crane across the high­way at Broad­wa­ter.

This work will take place be­tween 7am and 6pm week­days and be­tween 8am and 5pm un­til Satur­day.

Yes­ter­day the eastern end of Cool­gar­die Rd at Pim­lico was closed while en­vi­ron­men­tal con­trols and a fauna grid were in­stalled.

For the safety of work­ers and mo­torists, re­duced speed lim­its and traf­fic con­trol may be in place on the high­way, lo­cal roads and ac­cess roads. De­lays of up to five min­utes are ex­pected at most lo­ca­tions and all work is car­ried out weather per­mit­ting.

Mo­torists are ad­vised to drive to the con­di­tions and fol­low the di­rec­tion of signs and traf­fic con­trol. Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices thanks the com­mu­nity for its pa­tience while work is car­ried out.

For the lat­est traf­fic up­dates visit­traf­, down­load the Live Traf­fic NSW App or call 132 701.


ABOVE AND BE­LOW: An artist’s im­pres­sion of the new bridge over the Rich­mond River at Broad­wa­ter.

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