The NSW Government is funding this project to help improve traffic flow and provide a reliable and safe crossing of the Hawkesbury River.
JUL 2021Thompson Square completed and now opened to the public
Improvements to Thompson Square are now complete and the park is fully opened to the public. As part of the Windsor Bridge replacement project we have helped to unify this area and give back an important recreational space that the community can continue to enjoy.
We thank the community for their ongoing patience during our work. Minor work will continue over the comings months. Transport for NSW thanks the community for the patience during this time. We will continue to keep the community updated as this progresses.
See the Thompson Square community update to learn a bit about its history.
APR 2021Community Update
Transport for NSW has finished the major work on Windsor Bridge. The Hawkesbury River experienced a significant flood that saw the bridge close this March. Our teams, working with emergency services and technical experts, were able to open the bridge within 48hours of water receding. We are now focused on the clean-up and project completion in the coming months.
See the April community update (PDF, 2.23Mb) for more information.
FEB 2021Top section of Thompson Square now open to the public
We are pleased to announce the top section of Thompson Square is open as we have completed construction work in this area. New street lights were recently installed along Bridge Street providing much needed light to the park area. Additional park benches and seating will be installed at a later date by Hawkesbury City Council.More information
We still have some work to do on the remainder of the park, the full park will open in the coming months. The work will include decorative pavement and heritage signage coupled with the completion of all landscaping on The Terrace (southern side).
We still have some work to do on the remainder of the park, the full park will open in the coming months.
We thank the community for their patience while we carried out the work.
JAN 2021Continued work on bridge removal
Transport for NSW has successfully retrieved the submerged pier and will now continue work to remove the remaining piers from the original Windsor Bridge. Once all the piers are removed there will be some further work carried out on the northern side on that will complete the bridge removal stage.More information
This work is expected to continue throughout January. We will continue to keep you updated with the progress as we move closer to project completion.
The construction of the new Windsor Bridge is now complete and was opened to traffic in May 2020. The final traffic configurations was completed in December 2020.
Final utility relocations was completed in December 2020 and the commissioning of the lighting on Thompson Square is currently being done and will be completed by early July 2021.
Non-Aboriginal archaeological objects discovered during the project were handed over as part of the project approval and the Heritage Interpretation Plan to the Hawkesbury City Council and are now part of the Hawkesbury Museum’s collection. Archaeologists will continue to work in the project area when required.
The Hawkesbury City Council has a number of archaeological items currently displayed at the UNCOVERED exhibition at the Hawkesbury Regional Museum. The online Thompson Square website showcases these and the many other archaeological discoveries and tells the story of the tens of thousands of years of human history uncovered during the bridge project.
Hawkesbury Regional Museum
Address: 8 Baker St, Windsor NSW 2756.
Work will generally be carried out during standard construction hours between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturday.
The out of hours work will continue until mid-July between 9pm and 5am Monday to Friday.
There will also be some extended hours on Saturdays from 8am to 4pm.
As we head towards project completion there is only minor works left to complete with minimal impact to the community. Where there is any noise and disruption associated with this work we will inform the community..
For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic
For more information please contact the project team:
Phone: 1800 712 909
Post: Windsor Bridge replacement project, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124.