Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions from early August on the Princes Highway at Quaama for essential maintenance work on Dry River Bridge.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said work will be carried out to replace bearings on the bridge, located 30 kilometres north of Bega, to increase its life and reduce maintenance costs.
“The Princes Highway carries a large volume of traffic so it is important to keep the bridge safe for all road users,” the spokesperson said.
“To minimise impact to motorists, work will be carried out on weeknights from Sunday 4 August between 7pm and 5am for three weeks, weather permitting.
“To safely carry out this work, Dry River Bridge will be closed to traffic on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, between 7pm and 10pm as well as between 2am and 5am.”
The spokesperson said the closures will allow the bridge to be lifted to a safe height for crews to safely work under the structure and then return the bridge to its standard height before the morning peak.
Motorists are advised to check live traffic and plan their journeys to avoid lengthy delays.
Other activities including bridge lift preparation and general maintenance work will also be carried out from Sunday to Friday for three weeks and Dry River Bridge will operate as a single lane under stop/slow traffic control.
Motorists are advised to check electronic message boards for these traffic changes.
Reduced speed limits will be in place while work is carried out and motorists are advised to follow the direction of signs traffic and control.
Motorists are also advised to allow up to 15 minutes additional travel time outside of the scheduled nightly bridge closures.
Emergency services located north of Dry River Bridge will be able to access Quaama during the closure periods. In the event of an emergency residents should always contact Triple Zero (000).
Transport for NSW thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
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