The project aims to improve journey reliability and ease congestion on Sydney’s southern corridors.
The bridge includes a steel arch, two lifts on each side of the bridge which can accommodate 21 people, two stairways and a closed-circuit television camera system.
Member for Miranda Eleni Petinos said the need for a pedestrian bridge, and its location, was identified following a detailed business case, community engagement and feasibility study.
“Roads and Maritime Services is installing the Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge to link local schools, services, commercial and residential zones across a main road carrying around 78,000 vehicles a day,” Ms Petinos said.
“The location at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Bath Road was chosen based on pedestrian safety, the distance from existing crossing facilities, land acquisition requirements, and environment and heritage sensitivity.
“The option at the Princes Highway and Bath Road was found to be the safest for the community and will ensure the project is delivered to benefit Kirrawee.”
Ms Petinos said the main bridge structure will be constructed offsite and will be lifted into place on the established foundations once it is completed.
Works are expected to begin in October and the project will be fully funded by the Gateway to the South Pinch Points program.