Wednesday, 28 March 2018
WORK STARTS ON NADGIGOMAR CREEK BRIDGE
This week work will begin on the replacement of the Nadgigomar Creek Bridge on the Oallen Ford Road.
The project involves the construction of a new two-lane bridge and the realignment of the approaches to the bridge to alleviate flooding. The realignment works, in particular, will lead to a safer, more efficient route for both heavy and passenger vehicles travelling to or from the South Coast into our region.
Replacement of the bridge has been made possible by the NSW and Federal Government who have each contributed $712,800 for the project.
“Following the announcement of a successful grant application to the NSW Government Fixing Country Roads program in December, we have been able to utilise our budgeted funds for the Nadgigomar Bridge for other important infrastructure projects.”
“I’d again like to thank our local members Pru Goward & Angus Taylor for their continuing support of Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the region.”
Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward said that the upgrade will contribute to the development of the freight route between Nowra and Goulburn despite the weight limit on Oallen Ford Rd not being expected to change from General Access.
“The opening of the B-Double route between Hume Highway and Nowra is dependent on multiple LGAs upgrading other sections of this road. The Nadgidomar Creek Bridge upgrade will help future-proof Goulburn’s part of the route by making allowances for heavier vehicles to use the bridge.
“As a consequence of building a more efficient freight transport network, the bridge replacement is forecast to unlock economic benefits to the value of $1.03M and 9 jobs locally. Ms Goward said.
The newly constructed bridge will be constructed to the 1:20 flood level; a substantial improvement on the current bridge standard.