Dawson River Bridge

Dawson River Bridge, Cundletown – Painting and maintenance project

The NSW Government is investing in essential maintenance to maintain the structural integrity of Dawson River Bridge and to reduce future maintenance costs.

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JUL 2021

JUL 2021Bridge closures and detour

Full bridge closures and detours will take place from Monday 16 August on Dawson River Bridge at Cundletown for the maintenance and painting project on the bridge.

Night work will be carried out between 9pm and 5am from Monday to Thursday and is expected to be completed in one week, weather permitting.

During the closures, a detour will be in place via Cundletown and the Pacific Highway as shown in the map below.

The detour route will add around 20 minutes or up to 20 kilometres travel time.

We have procedures in place to allow access across the bridge for emergency services during the bridge closures.

Project information

The painting and maintenance work will be carried out in stages.

Stage one:

Stage one work was carried out in May and has been completed.

Stage two:

Stage two work started on Sunday 23 May and is expected to take a minimum of two months to complete, with some full bridge closures and detours in place. Work will involve preparation for the painting project, including repairs to the steel truss, replacing the overhead bracing along the full length of the bridge and bird proofing activities.

Due to high volumes of traffic on the bridge during the day, stage two of work will be carried out between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday, weather permitting.

Stage three:

The final stage of work involves painting the bridge and will commence in late-2021. This work would continue on from the initial stages of the project and is expected to be completed by mid-2022. The work hours would be consistent with the first stages of the project. Again due to high volumes of traffic on the bridge during the day, work would be carried out at night Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 5am to minimise disruption to motorists.

We will continue to keep the community updated as this stage of the project progresses.

Some of the work to repair and replace steel bracing requires closing the bridge to traffic to ensure the safety of workers and motorists. We have developed a schedule for the bridge closures which aims to minimise inconvenience to motorists and community.

Three nights of bridge closures were required in June. From Monday 16 August, an additional week of full bridge closures with detours will be required. The closure will be in place from Monday to Thursday between 9pm and 5am. We will ensure that closures of Dawson River Bridge are not scheduled at the same time as closures of Martin Bridge.

During the closures, a detour will be in place via Cundletown and the Pacific Highway as shown in the map below. Detour route – up to 20 kilometres or around 20 minutes travel time. We have procedures in place to allow access across the bridge for emergency services during the bridge closures.

Dawson River Bridge, Cundletown road closure map

The final stage of work which includes painting the bridge is expected to commence in late-2021. We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses.

Project documents

Project notifications

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May 2021 project notification

Start of work on Dawson River Bridge, Manning River Drive, Cundletown from Monday 10 May

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February 2021 project notification

Have your say – Painting and maintenance project, Dawson River Bridge, Cundletown.

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Media releases

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15 February 2021

Have your say on Dawson River Bridge upgrade

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Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: (02) 4908 7840 (business hours – Project Manager, Michael Rheinberger)

Email: michael.rheinberger@transport.nsw.gov.au

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