$3.5 million work about to start to maintain iconic Sea Cliff Bridge

22 May 2018

Large rocks will soon be transported from Albion Park to Coalcliff as part of essential maintenance work on Sea Cliff Bridge along Lawrence Hargrave Drive.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government is funding the $3.5 million work to protect bridge piers and improve slope stability at the northern end of the iconic structure.

“Motorists will notice an increase in the number of heavy vehicles on Lawrence Hargrave Drive as rocks are transported from an Albion Park quarry to Coalcliff,” the spokesperson said.

“The deliveries to the stockpile site in Coalcliff will take place during restricted daylight hours to reduce disruptions to nearby residents and all road users.”

Around 9000 tonnes of rock will be delivered from Monday 4 June on weekdays between 8am and 3pm and should be completed in about a month, weather permitting.

“The second stage of work will involve installing the rocks around the piers at the northern end of Sea Cliff Bridge to protect them from erosion from ocean waves.

“Work on this stage is expected to get under way in late July this year and will take about four months to complete, weather permitting and the community will be updated.”

Motorists are advised to plan their journey and allow extra travel time, as delays of up to five minutes are expected while the deliveries take place.

“Motorists are thanked in advance for their patience while work takes place.”

The NSW Government’s $1.5 billion annual maintenance program aims to improve the state’s 18,028 kilometre road and bridge network.

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