Albatross Road Bridge to reopen to traffic
July 08, 2011
Reconstruction work has been completed on the Albatross Road Bridge with the road being reopened to two-way traffic from Monday 11 July.
Shoalhaven City Council hired local contractors, RJ & PS Smith to undertake the works which included demolition of the existing narrow single span timber bridge and replacement with twin reinforced concrete box culverts.
Once fully complete the works will also include minor road widening to accommodate cyclists along with the addition of guardrails, signage and line marking.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said he was extremely pleased to see the Albatross Road Bridge reopened to traffic saying he was looking forward to utilising the refurbished facility.
“The refurbishment of the Albatross Road Bridge is a huge coup for the residents of Shoalhaven City,” said Clr Green.
“I’m extremely pleased to see work has been carried out on the bridge to maintain the required levels of safety while still preserving the bridge’s iconic style.
“I would like to thank the RTA for helping to fund these works.”
“Progress of works on the bridge has been significantly impacted by wet weather at crucial stages, but Council and the contractor have worked cooperatively to have the bridge reopened to traffic at the earliest date possible.”
The Albatross Bridge Road will be re opened to two way traffic from Monday 11 July. A modified traffic speed zone will remain in place until edge works are completed.
The $280,000 refurbishment project was partly funded by the RTA under the Timber Bridge Replacement Program.
Project inquiries can be made to Cliff Harris on 44 293 378.