Construction bridge work

Windsor Bridge replacement

The NSW Government is funding this project to help improve traffic flow and provide a reliable and safe crossing of the Hawkesbury River.

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APR 2021

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 Update for more information.

FEB 2021

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.

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 2021

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.

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.

DEC 2020

DEC 2020Submerged pier

Transport for NSW would like to advise that during work to remove a pier of the old Windsor Bridge, the pier became submerged and currently lies beneath the river surface. The pier will remain in its current position over the project’s holiday break.

The submerged pier lies within the current maritime exclusion zone and the Zone will be marked by yellow buoys. The current exclusion zone for people and marine vessels will remain in place over the holidays.

View the SY2014 marine notice for more information.

We are working closely with our construction contractors to resolve the matter to remove the sunken pier. This work will recommence in January 2021.

The Windsor Bridge Replacement Project site will be closed for Christmas on 18th December and reopen on 4th January 2021.

Project information

The construction of the new Windsor Bridge is now complete. The final traffic outcomes will be finalised by the end of 2020.

Final utility relocations are underway for the new traffic lights at the intersection of George and Bridge streets. This is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

All roadwork is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020 when the final layer of asphalt will be laid and the final line markings will be completed.

Work is underway to finalise the traffic islands on Bridge Street and at the Macquarie Park access road.

Archaeologists will continue to work in the project area when required.

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 into October along Bridge Street between Macquarie Street and George Street between 9pm and 5am Monday to Friday.

There will also be some extended hours on Saturdays from 8am to 4pm.

There may be some noise and disruption associated with this work including vehicle movements. We are continuing to make every effort to minimise noise and disruption to the community during construction.

Temporary traffic changes (including lane closures, road closures and detours) will be in place to ensure the work zone is safe. Please follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.

For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

Thank you for your patience during this important work.

RMS have engaged with Western Sydney University to take photographs and video footage of the existing Windsor Bridge. Special permission has been granted to fly a drone over the existing Windsor Bridge around mid-October.

Please note: The Hawkesbury Paddle Wheeler continues to operate and will be picking up and dropping off passengers from a temporary mooring at Lower Portland Wharf.

For more information contact Ian: 0401 798 088

Please contact us on 1800 983 657, email windsorbridge@georgiou.com.au.

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Contact us

For more information please contact the project team:

Phone: 1800 712 909

Email: windsor_bridge@rms.nsw.gov.au

Post: Windsor Bridge replacement project, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124.

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