Eurobodalla Shire Council have begun carrying out the early work for the Nelligen Bridge Replacement project. The work includes clearing of vegetation, delivery of earth fill, and earthworks on the eastern side of the Clyde River. This early work is an efficiency to prepare the ground for major work and aim to get vehicles on the new bridge sooner.
The bus stop has recently been relocated from Braidwood Road and Kings Highway to the intersection of Runnyford Road and Cowper Street as part of the early work. This will allow for safer access for bus stop users.
Changed traffic conditions on the Kings Highway between Old Nelligen Road and Reid Street, including a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h, will be in place to allow for the early work to be carried out as safely and efficiently as possible.
This early work will be complete in early 2019 with major work to start soon after.
The new bridge is expected to be opened in 2021, weather permitting.
Uncovering a piece of local history
Remnants of an historic punt were unearthed at the Nelligen Bridge replacement work site. These pieces included large remnants of pulleys, cabling, metal fixings and timber, and show signs of being from the former Nelligen Punt which was operational from 1857 to 1964. Items will be handed over to the Batemans Bay Historical Society for exhibit.