Construction of a new bridge across the main western rail line on Chifley Road in Clarence, New South Wales is ready to begin after a contract was awarded.
Quickway Construction received the contract to build the new bridge to improve safety for road users and improve regional access.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the new bridge at Clarence was part of a $95 million investment to upgrade the Great Western Highway and Bells Line of Road.
The new bridge will have wider lanes, road shoulders and safety barriers.
Overhead power lines have already been re-located and the construction of the foundations for the bridge will start in June.
“Work on widening and realigning the road approaches to the new bridge is under way and improvements will also be made to the Clarence Colliery Road intersection with Chifley Road,” Mr. Toole said.
“Construction of the new bridge is being carried out in line with pre-planned rail shutdowns to limit disruption for motorists and rail users,” he said.
Motorists have been warned to expect minor delays during construction.
The bridge is expected to be complete and open to traffic by 2020.
“I want to thank the community and motorists for their patience while construction takes place,” Mr. Toole said.