Roads and Maritime Services has selected a contractor to deliver the $8.6 million Packsaddle Creek Bridge on Silver City Highway, with work set to begin in September.
VEC Civil Engineering will deliver the project, located around 173 kilometres north of Broken Hill in New South Wales, which includes building a bridge across Packsaddle creek to the west of the existing causeway crossing and new sealed road approaches.
Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said the work is part of the New South Wales Government’s $145 million program of works to seal the remaining 200 kilometres of the Silver City and Cobb highways.
“The project to build a new bridge across Packsaddle Creek will directly employ fourteen people and is expected to take six months to complete, weather permitting,” Mr. Humphries said.
“The new bridge will improve freight efficiency in the Far West and provide an all-weather crossing at Packsaddle Creek which is an important link between the communities of Broken Hill and Tibooburra.”
Mr. Humphries said the existing highway will continue to be used during major work on the new bridge, ensuring as few traffic disruptions as possible along the Silver City Highway.