Shoalhaven City Council will be replacing the existing two span concrete bridge on Jacobs Drive Sussex Inlet with a new single span concrete bridge.
Works will commence from the 26th April 2016 and have been timed after the peak holiday period to reduce impacts on community and business groups.
The works are expected to take approximately ten weeks, during which time Jacobs Drive will be closed at the bridge site, as well as the waterway area adjoining the bridge works. A detour will be put in place via Sussex Inlet Road, Iverison Road, Sussex Road, Lyons Road and River Road.
Mayor Joanna Gash said the new bridge will incorporate a footpath on both sides, greatly improving pedestrian and bicycle safety.
“Following a tender process Council has engaged Civil Bridge & Wharf to undertake the construction”
“The contractors will put in place a number of traffic management measures including the installation of a variable message sign (VMS) to ensure that the community understand the changes that are in place, during the construction period” said Clr Gash.
“There will also be signage placed on either side of the bridge advising of the project details. Signs will also be erected at Badgee and Chris Creek bridges advising boat drivers of the waterway closure at Jacobs Drive Bridge.” said Clr Gash
“A temporary footbridge at the site will be in place to enable continued pedestrian movement along Jacobs Drive”
Mayor Gash said this is a much needed project for the Sussex Inlet community and will greatly improve the navigation for boats travelling under the bridge and access for pedestrians and cyclists travelling on the new footpath.
The understanding of the community is appreciated while this project is being undertaken
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170