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Batemans Bay bridge project finishing the year strong

Major work continues on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project, where the 150 workers currently on site are working to complete key milestones before the end of the year.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the new bridge will deliver safer and more reliable journeys, improve highway intersections and improve connections in and around Batemans Bay when complete.

“Transport for NSW is providing a snapshot of work planned over the next three months to help the community prepare and plan around any possible disruptions caused by this important project,” the spokesperson said.

Standard work hours on the project are from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Work will be required outside standard hours to minimise disruptions during peak periods and the community will be informed before any out of hours work is required.

Above: South Coast Pix bring us the latest updates on the Batemans Bay Bridge project.

Work planned between 1 October and 20 December will include:

Completing river and land-based piling Transporting the bridge segments to the project area and placing segments to make the land-based spans Completing earthworks and ground stabilisation of the southern bridge approach – this work involves installing more than 300 concrete columns Continuing work to upgrade the Princes and Kings Highway intersection Starting work on the southern retaining walls of the new bridge Widening of Old Punt Road – including earthworks, drainage, pavements and asphalting – as well as earthwork for the northern approach to the bridge and new off-ramp into Wharf Road

The spokesperson said the first cap had recently been installed onto the piles in the water.

“This will become the base of the bridge’s piers and is the first time onlookers can see evidence of the permanent bridge structure emerging from the water,” the spokesperson said.

“Transport for NSW also wants to give the community an insight into the project’s progress over the last few months.

“The community is encouraged to visit the website, to view images and videos showcasing the project’s exciting progress.

“The site office at Vesper Street includes a Community Display Centre, open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, where locals and visitors can drop in and ask questions about the project.”

Major work in Batemans Bay will shut down over the peak holiday season between Friday 20 December 2019 and Monday 6 January 2020.

Workers will be on standby if the community requires the project team during this period.



Above: South Coast Pix bring us the latest updates on the Batemans Bay Bridge project.

For more information on the project, visit rms.nsw.gov.au/BatemansBayBridge.

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