Marshalls Creek Bridge design revealed
6 September 2021
Plans are powering ahead for the new bridge over Marshalls Creek on the Sturt Highway at Wagga Wagga, with a detailed design and environmental assessment now complete.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said that reaching these milestones show the project is powering ahead towards construction and that the community can expect to reap the benefits soon.
“We’re working to ease congestion and reduce the bottleneck for vehicles travelling on the Sturt Highway during peak times, due to traffic currently merging from four lanes to two and back to four,” Mr Toole said.
“The $9.5 million four-lane bridge will improve traffic flow leading on to the bridge, and also boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists with an improved upstream shared path and extra downstream footpath.”
Member of the Legislative Council Wes Fang said the project is important for both the local community and the freight industry, with the bridge being a vital connector on this key corridor between NSW and South Australia.
“We understand there will be some disruption for motorists during construction, but the aim will be to minimise this as much as possible, by ensuring there are always two lanes of traffic open during day work,” Mr Fang said.
“We want to assure the community that any disruption will be worth it, as once this new bridge is up and running it will make a big difference to day-to-day travel for locals, tourists and the freight industry.”
A contractor is due to be engaged by mid-2022, with construction on the project due to start by late-2022 and completed by mid-2024.
The detailed design and environmental assessment can be viewed at nswroads.work/marshallscreek.
For information on the project, please go to nswroads.work/marshallscreek.