WORK ON NEW TABULAM BRIDGE PROGRESSING WELL
Work on the new bridge across the Clarence River at Tabulam is progressing well, with work crews preparing to start piling for the structure’s foundations in the New Year.
Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP said the NSW Government is funding the $48 million project on the Bruxner Highway as part of the Bridges for the Bush program to improve road safety and traffic efficiency.
“The program aims to improve road freight productivity by replacing or upgrading bridges in the next five years at 17 key locations in regional NSW,” Mr George said.
“Work has progressed on the project with high voltage powerlines being relocated, clearing works complete, establishment of a borrow site for material to be extracted and re-used on site and building road embankments and access tracks.
“A rock platform will continue to be built to support the large cranes and piling rigs needed to start bridge piling in the New Year.
“Material will continue to be moved from the borrow site at the western end of the project to enable the road approaches to the new bridge to be built.
“Rock from a quarry north of the project site will continue to be brought to site to build temporary access tracks and protection for the bridge piers.
“The project will take a Christmas break between Friday 22 December and Monday 8 January.
“Roads and Maritime Services would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its patience while work on the new bridge is being carried out and to wish everyone a happy and safe festive season,” Mr George said.