A Dubbo Bridge Submissions Report has been finalised and includes a summary of the submissions made during the public display and Transport for NSW’s responses.
As part of the NSW Government’s $195 million commitment to Building a better Dubbo, a new bridge will be constructed to ease congestion and maintain reliable access to the town during flood events.
Changes to the New Dubbo Bridge design have now been delivered following extensive community consultation.
There were 310 submissions from community consultation and the design changes include an increased speed limit, a dedicated northbound slip lane onto Bourke Street and improved pedestrian and cycle safety measures.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the New Dubbo Bridge would support the local community and freight industry as they move in and around Dubbo.
“The New Dubbo Bridge is important for the heavy vehicle industry, residents and visitors alike, providing a second high-level river crossing in the event of a flood and reducing traffic congestion in town,” Mr. Toole said.
The project team are now expected to move into the detailed design phase of the project.
“Once a detailed design is determined, the team will call for tenders to build the bridge, with shovels expected to hit the ground in 2022. As the project progresses Transport for NSW will continue to consult the local community,” Mr. Toole said.