These restrictions are required due to structural cracking of the bridge.
The interim restrictions that have been imposed are:
- A 10 kmph speed limit on all vehicles using this bridge,
- With all traffic reduced to one way and GIVE WAY controls to limit one vehicle per time travelling across this bridge
Advanced warning signs will be installed to caution approaching motorists.
Hilltops Council will construct a sidetrack detour to bypass Spring Creek Bridge until such time as it can be replaced. It is anticipated that the sidetrack will be completed with a bitumen seal surface by early February 2019 and will cater for two-way traffic flow.
This Bypass will divert all traffic from Spring Creek Road through to Boorowa Street by connecting Spring Creek Road to Glensloy Street, then onto Mackenzie Street through to Boorowa Street.
Further traffic signage changes will occur to prevent any Heavy Vehicle traffic using both Currawong Street and Miro Street as an alternative route to access Glensloy Street and Spring Creek Road.
Intersection improvements will also occur on Glensloy Street, Mackenzie Street and Boorowa Street as detailed below:
- A STOP sign will be erected on the south side of Mackenzie Street and Glensloy Street intersection;
- A NO RIGHT TURN sign will be erected on Glensloy Street to prohibit the right turn out of Glensloy Street into Mackenzie Street;
- GIVE WAY signs will be erected on the Mackenzie Street Bridge to provide safer access for heavy vehicle using this bridge;
- A temporary Roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Boorowa Street and Mackenzie Street to improve the increased traffic movements at this intersection. It is proposed that the construction of the temporary roundabout will commence next week and be completed within 2-3 weeks.
These traffic changes will remain in place until such time as a replacement Spring Creek bridge has been constructed at the end of McVeigh Street to provide access to thee Spring Creek Industrial area.
A reduced advisory speed limit of 35 kmph will be in place on the approaches to the sidetrack and will be monitored by NSW Police.
All Heavy Vehicle operators are encouraged to check http://m.livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au for further details.
Hilltops Council apologise for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions however these measures are absolutely necessary to maintain public safety. Further details will be provided once all changes have been put in place.
Sarah Karaitiana 0418 755 092