Bridge work begins
||WORK began yesterday on restoring the Coondoo Creek Bridge on Tin Can Bay Rd to two lanes.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012, 11:54 AM
WORK began yesterday on restoring the Coondoo Creek Bridge on Tin Can Bay Rd to two lanes.
Transport and Main Roads acting director (Gympie) Wayne Greenhalgh said the bridge, about 34km north-east of Gympie, would be repaired, strengthened and restored to two lanes.
"The first port of call will involve repairing some of the lower bridge components, so the scaffolding system can be safely put in place," he said.
"The temporary traffic signals will remain during these works, with a reduced speed in place and traffic diverted to one side of the bridge. Motorists should not experience any additional delays during this time."
Once scaffolding is in place, the bridge crew will move to Eel Creek Bridge on Gympie-Woolooga Rd at Glastonbury to finish minor works that were unable to be completed earlier due to wet weather.
"These works are only expected to take about a week to finish, weather permitting, then the crew will return to Coondoo Creek," Mr Greenhalgh said.
"The Coondoo Creek Bridge will be strengthened so it can be restored back to two lanes of traffic, meaning more efficient travel.
"We'd hoped to have works start earlier this year, however recent wet weather delayed the repairs."
The current reduced speed limit is 60kph, and when works start, it will be further reduced to 40kph.