- Tuesday 15 April 2014
Improved flood immunity, traffic flow and pedestrian safety – those are the major benefits that will be delivered to the Landsborough community via a new and improved concrete bridge on Myla Road.
Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the existing road bridge had reached the end of its serviceable life and council is currently replacing it with a wider, two-lane reinforced concrete bridge.
“The new bridge is being built approximately 1.2m higher than the previous timber bridge to ensure it provides improved immunity from flooding,” he said.
“A separate pedestrian lane will also be incorporated into the new bridge to enable safer travel for pedestrians.
“This project is part of council’s bridge replacement program, whereby old bridges that are nearing the end of their serviceable lives are prioritised for replacement.”
Cr Baberowski said traffic detours had been in place since work began on the new bridge on March 10.
“While this project has created some disruptions to normal traffic flow in the area, council provided affected residents, schools and businesses with notifications well in advance to works commencing,” he said.
“I thank the Landsborough community very much for its patience during construction of this important project and I’m confident local residents and commuters will be very pleased with the outcome.
“The bridge is due for completion in mid-June, however the recent wet weather periods are likely to delay the finish date.”
Council is attempting to avoid disturbing vegetation during construction of the new bridge. Some vegetation works will be undertaken at the site when works are complete.