Tenders for the new Nelligen Bridge will be reassessed over coming months, as further improvements are made to the new bridge design.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government has provided $9 million for the new bridge, which would provide safer and more reliable journeys on the Kings Highway at Nelligen.
“The detailed design for the new Nelligen Bridge is being refined to further improve the building method, environmental impact and road safety,” the spokesperson said.
“The new detailed design will improve on the current plans, to ensure a safer journey for all road users over the Clyde River at Nelligen and further minimise impacts to the local environment.”
The spokesperson said early work on the Nelligen Bridge project will finish later this month, with major work scheduled to kick off later this year.
“Between May and December utility relocations will be carried out and traffic changes within the work zone will be removed,” the spokesperson said.
“Work will soon start on pedestrian safety upgrades on the Kings Highway, about 150 metres west of Reid Street.
“This work will further improve connectivity around Nelligen and make it easier and safer for pedestrians crossing the Kings Highway.
“Work will include the installation of a street light, a pedestrian island and an additional footpath on the northern side of the highway.
“The community will be kept informed of the planned pedestrian safety upgrades and progress of the revised bridge design.”
For more information on the Nelligen Bridge replacement project, visit rms.nsw.gov.au/NelligenBridge.