Roads to close for new bridge works

Southern Telegraph - - News -

Works to tie in the new Man­durah Bridge to Pin­jarra Road are sched­uled to start next week, with a num­ber of road clo­sures af­fect­ing traf­fic in the area.

From Mon­day, July 31, Man­durah Ter­race will be closed be­tween Pin­jarra Road and Smart Street for four weeks to link the road and the new bridge on the Eastern Fore­shore.

The Old Man­durah Bridge and Pin­jarra Road will re­main open dur­ing this time and de­tours will be in place via Sholl Street and Tuckey Street.

While the clo­sure date is sched­uled for July 31-Au­gust 28, a City of Man­durah spokes­woman said the dates were sub­ject to change at short no­tice be­cause of weather and “un­fore­seen op­er­a­tional mat­ters”. Main Roads act­ing project di­rec­tor Gur­dip Kundi said the project part­ners had worked hard to make sure the old bridge and Pin­jarra Road were kept open to traf­fic through­out the con­struc­tion phase as much as pos­si­ble, but the tem­po­rary clo­sure of Man­durah Ter­race was es­sen­tial to link the bridge to the wider road net­work.

The last of the 13 bridge seg­ments reached the eastern shore in early June, and since then the con­struc­tion team has worked to re­move the launch nose and com­plete abut­ment works.

Works are now fo­cus­ing on com­plet­ing the eastern and western ends of the bridge and link­ing it to Man­durah Ter­race.

Mayor Ma­rina Ver­gone said the new bridge con­nec­tion was a sig­nif­i­cant step to­wards de­liv­er­ing the im­por­tant project for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“It’s ex­cit­ing to see the work progress and our vi­sion be­com­ing a re­al­ity,” she said.

“I must add a huge thank you to road users, busi­nesses and res­i­dents for their pa­tience dur­ing this project.

“The City of Man­durah has made a sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment to try to boost vis­i­tor num­bers to busi­nesses along Man­durah Ter­race dur­ing the qui­eter win­ter months through space ac­ti­va­tion ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing the up­com­ing Win­ter Won­der­land.”

Dur­ing the clo­sure, pedes­trian ac­cess on Man­durah Ter­race will be main­tained and busi­nesses in the area will be open as nor­mal.

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