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Wallaga Lake Bridge essential maintenance work - forum news

Transport for NSW has identified the need for essential repair and maintenance work on Wallaga Lake Bridge. 

A Transport for NSW spokesperson told The Beagle: "Transport for NSW carried out a comprehensive options assessment before identifying two feasible options that were presented to the community. The two options would allow us to carry out the repairs in a way that is safe for our workers and minimises impacts to the community.  

"Option one would see Transport for NSW carry out the repairs from September 2023 to May 2024. During this time the bridge will be closed for four and half months and under traffic control and reduced speed limits for two months.

"Alternatively, under option two repairs would be carried out from September 2023 to August 2024. Traffic control would be in place for one month, followed by six and a half months of day closures between 9am and 3pm, and a two-month closure to complete repairs.

The Transport for NSW spokesperson said "Both options were designed with a break in the work schedule where there will be no traffic impacts during the school holiday and summer peak periods, noting the importance of this time for local tourism. "Transport for NSW also worked closely with a number of key stakeholders including both the Bega Valley Shire Council and the Eurobodalla Council, as well as bus companies and emergency service providers to inform the options". 

The work is funded by the NSW Government Bridge Maintenance Program.  The Member for Bega, Dr Michael Holland says "I look forward to hearing from our community at the Wallaga Lake Bridge Community Forum with the Member for Eden Monaro, Kristy McBain MP and Transport for NSW Representatives on Tuesday 25th July from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Bermagui Country Club.


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