Early works have begun on replacing the Burrill Lake Bridge on the Princes Highway, with a new bridge to the east of the existing bridge.
Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock, said the new bridge would provide extra stability in case of disaster events.
“The project will also improve the overall reliability of the Highway by reducing future maintenance costs and providing a new crossing and approaches to withstand a one in 100 year flood event,” Hancock said.
“The local community will notice a lot of activity on site before the first sod is turned to mark the start of work on the new bridge.”
The NSW government has allocated $58 million towards the construction of the bridge, including utility relocation, survey and clearing work.
BGC Contracting Pty Ltd was selected for the construction of the project, with major work due to start mid-April.
“This early work is vital ahead of major work on the bridge itself and will include building a temporary working platform on the lake to allow the new bridge to be safely constructed,” she said.
“Access to the temporary working platform will be off limits to the public at all times and, as is the case on the existing bridge, fishing within the work area will be prohibited.”
The bridge is expected to be completed by early 2018.
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