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EARLY WORKS START ON NEW CHARLEYONG BRIDGE
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Faster and safer travel between Braidwood and Nowra is a step closer, with early work on the replacement of Charleyong Bridge about to get under way.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the project forms part of the NSW Government’s Bridges for the Bush program which was allocated $14.3 million in the 2017/18 budget.
Senator for New South Wales John Williams said the project has also received $5 million under the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.
“Charleyong Bridge is located on Main Road 92 which is a vital transport route for our region, connecting Braidwood and Nowra via Nerriga,” Mr Barilaro today said.
Mr Barilaro said the start of early work involves utility service relocations which will be carried out between Monday 21 to Friday 25 May between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting.
Senator Williams said the new bridge will improve safety and accessibility for all road users, particularly freight operators, as it will have wider traffic lanes and a greater load limit.
“The benefits don’t stop there, as the new bridge will have an improved alignment and better road approaches and will be cheaper and easier to maintain,” Senator Williams said.
Changed traffic conditions including stop/slow conditions will be in place to allow for the early work to be carried out as safely and efficiently as possible.
Community members will be kept informed as the project progresses.