Wilton Road Bridge Replacement

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Building a safer and more connected city

We’re building a new bridge on Wilton Road, Awaba, to make your journey safer and quicker.

The bridge, originally constructed in September 1969, is nearing the end of its useful life. Load limits have been introduced to allow vehicles
to continue to use the structure until works can be completed. The replacement project will ensure the bridge is brought up to current road standards and will provide a safe route for motorists for years to come.

The project is jointly funded by the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program and Council.

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About the project

The project involves:

  • replacement of the existing timber bridge to increase load capacity to current standards
  • construction of pedestrian and cycling access to facilitate safe pedestrian and cycle movements across the proposed bridge structure
  • relocation of a power pole by a specialist contractor
  • relocation of the water main by a specialist contractor

Key benefits

Once complete, the bridge upgrade will: 

  • make your journey safer
  • increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • improve pedestrian access
  • increase bridge load capacity
  • reduce maintenance costs

Where is the project up to?

Symal Infrastructure NSW have been awarded the contract to undertake the works.

Symal crews will be on-site from late June 2022, with the main construction works to begin in July.

Project timeline

Date Details
January 2022
Undertake competitive tender process to design and construct bridge
Early 2022
Tender award
July 2022
Construction to commence
Late 2022
Bridge to open to traffic

Project impacts

Temporary bridge closure

To accommodate the replacement works a bridge closure of up to 10 days is required. A full bridge closure will allow the contractors to expedite the works. The closure is expected to take place in September 2022. We will notify the community when closure dates are confirmed. During this time, vehicles will need to use alternate routes to access the area. Pedestrian access to Awaba Station will be maintained during the bridge closure. Emergency services have been notified of the closure.

Changes to pedestrian access

Temporary pedestrian access will be established adjacent to the bridge to allow pedestrians to access Awaba Railway Station.

Construction impacts

We will work with our crews and contractors to minimise impacts of the construction as much as possible; however, with any major works like this, some impacts will be experienced by the community. We will be communicating with the community throughout the project to keep everyone informed of changes and potential impacts

FAQS

Why not rehabilitate and maintain the old bridge?

Due to structural deterioration, the existing bridge would require significant repairs and strengthening to continue to be used for vehicle traffic. The cost of upgrading the bridge to a lesser standard would be substantial for a limited lifespan.

When is construction expected to start?

Early works are expected to begin in May 2022, with construction of the bridge expected to start in July 2022.

What is the traffic impact during construction?

During construction, vehicle access will be maintained majority of the time; however, to accommodate the replacement works a bridge closure of up to 10 days is required. A full bridge closure will allow the contractors to expedite the works. The closure is expected to take place in September 2022. We will notify the community when closure dates are confirmed. During this time, vehicles will need to use alternate routes to access the area.

Pedestrian access to Awaba Railway Station will be maintained at all times.

How much will the bridge upgrade cost?

The construction of the new bridge is expected to cost $3.1 million. The project is jointly funded by the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program and Council.

Will the bridge be closed during construction?

To accommodate the replacement works a bridge closure of up to 10 days is required. A full bridge closure will allow the contractors to expedite the works. The closure is expected to take place in September 2022. We will notify the community when closure dates are confirmed. During this time, vehicles will need to use alternate routes to access the area. Pedestrian access to Awaba Station will be maintained during the bridge closure.

 

 

Location

154 Wilton Road, Awaba 2283

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