Yarrawonga Mulwala’s main traffic bridge will close this weekend for maintenance work.
Member for Albury Greg Aplin said the NSW Government has allocated $350,000 to repair and seal sections of the Mulwala-Yarrawonga Bridge deck to provide a smoother, more durable road surface and to improve safety for all road users.
“Due to the narrowness of the bridge, the bridge will be temporarily closed for the safety of workers and road users,” Mr Aplin said.
“Closing the bridge also allows Roads and Maritime Services to complete the work as quickly as possible.
“The bridge will be closed from 6am to 8pm on Saturday, March 17 and from 6am to 8pm on Sunday, March 18, weather permitting."
Motorists will be detoured via the Mulwala-Yarrawonga weir crossing on Weir Road. Motorists should allow an extra five minutes travel time when travelling through this area. The traffic lights on the weir bridge will not be switched on and traffic will be controlled by stop and go controllers to allow for a controlled and efficient flow of traffic.
Pedestrian access will still be maintained during the work.
For the convenience of road users, the bridge will be reopened between 8pm on Saturday March, 17 and 6am Sunday, March 18. The bridge will be reduced to single lane and an escort vehicle will be used to guide traffic safely across the bridge.
Mr Aplin said work will involve the use of machinery which may generate some noise but every effort will be made to minimise noise impacts.
“Motorists should plan ahead, allow extra time for their journey and follow the direction of traffic control.
“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for their patience while this important maintenance work is carried out,” he said.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the live traffic app or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.