The new bridge will improve access between ACT / Queanbeyan, Nelligen and the wider Eurobodalla region. It will improve safety for motorists and improve intersections between the Kings Highway and local roads within Nelligen.
The new bridge is being built to provide greater safety benefits to both motorists and pedestrians and to replace the existing bridge which is experiencing some damage to underwater members.
Work involves bridge and abutment works, construction of a shared user path, intersection upgrades, demolishing the existing bridge and landscaping works to improve the urban design and access around the river’s foreshore.
Piling work is currently underway for the new bridge to create a strong foundation by connecting the piers to a layer of soil or rock. Piling for all 10 piers and both bridge abutments are being built using the bored pile method.
As part of this project, we have made improvements to the Kings Highway and The River Road intersection to enable heavy vehicles from the east to turn around and safely access the Nelligen Bridge site as well as ensuing the safety of bus stop users and other vehicles entering or exiting The River Road.
The main feature of the Nelligen Bridge replacement project will see a new 349 metre long bridge built with 11 spans of 1.5 Super T-beams to the upstream of the existing Kings Highway Bridge over the Clyde River.
The height of the new bridge (at road level) would range between about 6.5 and 7.7 metres above the Clyde River.
The new bridge will be completed and open to traffic by late 2023, weather permitting.
Project completion, including removal of the old bridge is expected to be late 2024, weather permitting.
Late 2023, weather permitting.
River access will be maintained throughout the entire construction and demolition process. At times there may be changes to the current channels and exclusions zones implemented for the safety of the boating community, however access through the site will always be maintained.
The Kings Highway will remain open throughout the entire construction process.
Generally, work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturdays.
Nearby residents will be notified at least five days in advance of any activities scheduled outside of these working hours.
Some reasons we may need to work outside our standard construction hours include safety, traffic, emergency work, unplanned events, utility service outages and rail possessions.
We may need to temporarily change traffic conditions along the Kings Highway and other roads to ensure the safety of workers and motorists. Changes may include reduced speed limits, concrete barriers and temporary fencing, traffic control, night work, and traffic switches.
We ask that motorists follow traffic signs and instructions from our traffic management crews.
Access to the town centre will be maintained at all times during construction.
Changed traffic conditions will be in place at various times during the project and will be widely communicated well in advance.
For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit the Live Traffic NSW webiste or download the Live Traffic NSW App.