Repairs To Wallaga Lake Bridge
Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on Wallaga Lake Bridge for essential maintenance work to be carried out.
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A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government provided $800,000 for repair work to maintain road safety for motorists.
“An inspection of Wallaga Lake Bridge in 2018 indicated some deterioration of the timber structure,” the spokesperson said.
“To maintain road safety, a temporary load limit reduction to 22.5 tonnes was put in place for heavy vehicles.
“Wallaga Lake Bridge was built in 1894 and is an important piece of infrastructure connecting local roads over the largest lake in southern NSW.
“While the bridge remains safe to use, Roads and Maritime is carrying out repairs to strengthen the bridge to ensure continued safety for all road users in the future.
“The load limit reduction to 22.5 tonnes will remain in place after maintenance work is complete, until final investigations are carried out.”
Repair work will include installing piles and steel support structures on either end of the bridge, replacing decking timbers and tightening bolts.
Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays from Monday 11 February and is expected to take eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.
As Wallaga Lake Bridge is a single lane bridge, for the safety of motorists and workers it will be closed to traffic from 8.30am to 3.30pm on weekdays during this essential maintenance work.
A detour will be in place during this time with traffic control directing motorists through Cobargo, via the Princes Highway and Cobargo Bermagui Road. Motorists are advised to allow up to 10 minutes additional travel time.
Stop/slow traffic control will also be in place from 7am to 8.30am and from 3.30pm to 6pm. A 40 km/h reduced speed limit will also be in place at all times.
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
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