Dusty Rhodes Bridge gets the green light
  • Thursday 13 November 2008

Council approved a proposal to keep the existing Petrie Creek Road (Dusty Rhodes) Bridge open, while construction of a new bridge takes place, at today’s Ordinary Meeting.

Council considered all feasible options for new bridge construction with Option 4, to build a new bridge to the south of the existing bridge, preferred.

Lee Purchase, Project Services Manager, said that the location of the new bridge would improve the existing Diddillibah Road intersection.

“The new intersection layout, will improve sight distances and in turn will improve traffic safety,” Mr Purchase said.

“Council will now proceed with the design of the bridge and its approaches, a process which we expect to be finalised by February 2009. Construction should take around 12 months, with an anticipated completion date of April 2010.

“Maintenance work will be carried out on the existing bridge in the next week or two which may involve a short off-peak closure of the bridge, however Council will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum,” Mr Purchase said.