Batemans Bay bridge project construction announced
By Anna Roberts on 28 May 2018
With John Holland recently announced as the preferred designer and builder, Batemans Bay is a step closer to getting its new bridge.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will work together with John Holland to finalise the contract which will be awarded imminently. Work on the detailed design will then commence.
John Holland will be using the recommendations – received from the community during last years concept design stage – to help shape their detailed design.
The new Batemans Bay bridge will bring long term economic improvements, the ongoing repair and maintenance costs of the existing bridge are currently very high. The new bridge will relieve the current span issues and load limitations, improving freight access by allowing larger trucks and B-double vehicles up to 26m in length across Clyde River.
The local community can look forward to reduced traffic delays in peak periods and the work will open up the northern and southern foreshore for more recreational and commercial use.
Other improvements include work to the North Street and Princes Highway intersection which will give way to trucks travelling on the highway to turn into North Street without crossing onto the other side of the road.
Construction is set to begin in early 2019. The existing bridge is expected to be demolished when the new bridge is open to traffic.
Image source: RMS artist impression – Youtube