Nelligen bridge replacement in NSW to further enhance traffic movement
Roads and Maritime Services in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, is set to construct a new bridge over the Clyde River at Nelligen to improve the safety and traffic movement over the river.
The agency revealed that it is moving ahead with the project with detailed design currently underway for the replacement of Nelligen Bridge.
The new bridge will feature wider lanes and shoulders, in addition to safety barriers between the road and footpath and help improve safety and traffic efficiency on the Kings Highway.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said: "I’m pleased to announce the start of detailed design for the new bridge comes the beginning of geotechnical and utility service investigations in the area.
"The community will visibly start to see geotechnical work in action from next week, which will last for about three weeks and may involve temporary lane closures at times.
"The community will then get a chance to view the detailed design next year, with major work on the new bridge expected to start in 2019 and open to traffic in late-2020, weather permitting."
Set to be built upstream from the existing crossing, the new bridge will have a lifespan of 100 years.
Upon completion of the project, the bridge is expected to offer a new travelling experience for the people, while increasing boat mooring space on the river.