UPDATE: Work scheduled for Wallaga Lake Bridge outlined below has been postponed due to heavy rainfall.
Transport for NSW will update the community when updated work dates are confirmed.
Essential maintenance work to repair and strengthen Wallaga Lake Bridge will be carried out from next week.
Transport for NSW Regional Director Southern, Jo Parrott, said this work is the second stage of repairs on the bridge following the installation of new piles early in 2018.
“This work includes repair the deteriorated sections of the bridge deck and timbers, and the installation of new steel support structures,” Ms Parrott said.
“Wallaga Lake is the largest lake in southern NSW and the bridge is an important piece of local infrastructure, which has been in operation since 1834.
“The bridge is currently safe to use, and the upcoming repair work will ensure it remains safe for all road users well into the future.
“Transport for NSW understands the impact this may have on the community but as this stage of work requires low water levels in the lake it is essential repairs are carried out promptly.”
Work will be carried out between 7am and 4pm on weekdays from Monday 17 February for up to six weeks, weather permitting.
Motorists will still be able to use the bridge while work is carried out, however there will be up to three 15 minutes closures of the bridge each day. These short closures will only occur outside peak times between 8.30am and 3.30pm.
In the event of an emergency, the worksite can be packed up at short notice and the bridge can be immediately opened to traffic.
Traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place at all times on Wallaga Lake Road for the duration of the work.
Motorists are advised to plan their journeys, drive to the conditions, and to follow the directions of signs and traffic control.
Transport for NSW thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.