WORK TO SOON START ON NEW TABULAM BRIDGE

The countdown is on until the first sod is turned for work on the new $48 million Tabulam Bridge across the Clarence River.

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said Roads and Maritime Services is working closely with the contractor Delaney Civil Pty Ltd to finalise planning before work can start.

“Work on this exciting NSW Government project is expected to start in the coming weeks and will improve freight productivity and traffic efficiency,” Mr George said.

“A new crossing of the Clarence River is needed as the Bruxner Highway is the main link between the Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands and has significant transport limitations.

“Not only will the new bridge have one lane in each direction, but it will have a separate footpath for improved pedestrian and cyclist safety.”

Mr George said early work will involve setting up environmental controls, project signage and building temporary tracks for the safety of workers and motorists.

“Work will take about two years to complete and the community will be kept informed as the project progresses.”

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577