MAINTENANCE WORK STARTS ON COLEMANS BRIDGE
Preliminary work has started this week on Colemans Bridge in Lismore to help plan for any maintenance needed for the bridge.
Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said the work will ensure the bridge remains safe for all road users for many years to come.
“Scaffolding is being installed around the bridge on Union Street for investigations under and on the side of the bridge,” Mr George said.
“The scaffolding will also be used for the maintenance work being planned to be carried out underneath the bridge.
“Once the scaffolding is in place and investigations are complete, maintenance can start.
“Maintenance work is expected to start by June this year,” Mr George said.
The scaffolding installation work will be carried out from 9am to 3pm on weekdays and will take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting.
During the work traffic will be reduced to one lane under traffic control and the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h. One pedestrian path will also be closed.
Although the bridge will remain open motorists are encouraged to detour via Ballina Street during work hours.
The bridge will be fully reopened to traffic when the scaffolding installation is completed.
Wet weather may change work dates and times.
Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all signs.
For traffic information, contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or visit www.livetraffic.com.