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Clyde St works to prepare for bridge opening - 45 degree parks go to 90

Eurobodalla Council began works this week in Clyde Street this week in preparation for the opening of the new Batemans Bay Bridge before Easter.

The work, between North Street and the T-wharf car park entrance, will involve reconfiguring parking spaces from 45-degree angle parks to 90 degrees.

Council say the change accommodates new traffic arrangements for the Batemans Bay Bridge and will result in an extra nine parking places.

As the off-ramp from the bridge into Clyde Street is to be permanently closed Clyde Street will have very little traffic compared to the volumes associated with the old bridge turning into the CBD foreshore. To further quieten the street and make it more pedestrian friendly two raised pedestrian crossings will also be installed on Clyde Street: one near the picnic shelter and another adjacent to the public toilets.

The crossings will help reduce the speed of passing traffic and provide safer passage for pedestrians and vehicles entering and exiting the car park.

During the work Clyde Street will operate under traffic control between the Princes Highway and North Street.

Council will also undertake night works to ensure the project is complete by the Easter school holidays.

Parking will not be available within the construction site while the works are underway. The path along the foreshore will also be closed.

Above: Once the new bridge is open at Easter the off ramp option into Clyde Street will be no more. Anyone wanting to access the CBD foreshore will need to do so via North Street. Photo South Coast Pix

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