Delivery of the new Tabulam Bridge in New South Wales, aimed at improving transport efficiency, is set to commence shortly, following the announcement of the successful tenderer for the project.
The new structure will replace the existing bridge over the Clarence River and is to be constructed by Delaney Civil Pty Ltd.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the contractor would build the bridge in addition to carrying out road work to realign the approaches from the Bruxner Highway.
“Tabulam Bridge forms part of the Bruxner Highway, which provides the main connection for road users including heavy vehicles between the Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands regions,” she said.
Member for Lismore Thomas George said the existing bridge can only accommodate a single lane of traffic, but the new bridge will provide motorists with one lane in either direction.
“The new bridge will improve road transport productivity and traffic efficiency, and the inclusion of a separate footpath will improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mr. George.
“Separate work will be carried out to remove the existing bridge once the new structure has opened to traffic.“
Roads and Maritime Services will continue to keep the community updated as the project progresses.