Council is advising residents of Budgong of a change in the works program for the management of School Creek Bridge (Budgong Road) which will affect access.
Residents of the Budgong community are advised the following change in the traffic management will be implemented from 4pm today:
- The bridge will only be available to vehicles under 2- tonne load limit (Gross Vehicle Mass).
- Once timber beams are ready for placement the Bridge will be closed to all traffic. (Proposed to commence Monday, 21 October 2019 for approximately 14 days.)
- When the timber beams are replaced Council will revert to the original traffic management arrangements (15 Tonne load limit)
For the past week Council has been undertaking routine maintenance and safety upgrade which included a deck replacement operation of the School Creek Bridge on Mt Scanzi Road at Budgong.
The bridge is a two-span timber beam and deck bridge that sits approximately 5 metres above the creek.
During the maintenance works on the old bridge the structural timber beams have become available for closer inspection and several of these beams have been found in poor condition.
This discovery has required an immediate change of plans and the timber beams will be replaced as soon as possible to ensure the structural integrity of the bridge.
Council has the appropriate materials in stock and these are currently being prepped for placement.
Council understands the inconvenience this will have on local and through traffic and will work to minimise this inconvenience. We appreciate the community’s patience however motorists’ safety is our utmost priority.
Timing of the works is subject to weather and construction conditions. Barriers as well as warning and diversion signs will be erected to alert the travelling public to the closure.
For up-to-date information on work progress and traffic arrangements for School Creek Bridge on Mt Scanzi Road, Budgong visit Shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.
If anyone has any particular medical conditions, circumstances or emergency requirements that are affected by these works, please contact 02 4429 3111 to discuss as soon as possible.