Designs have been revealed and environmental assessment completed for the new bridge over Marshalls Creek on the Sturt Highway at Wagga Wagga.
Marshalls Creek Bridge is an existing two-way, two-lane access route for vehicles travelling on the Sturt Highway in Wagga Wagga. The existing bridge limits traffic flow, forcing vehicles to slow down through this section of the highway.
The project is set to replace the crossing with a wider, longer bridge to ease congestion and improve safety in the area. It will also improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
New South Wales Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the bridge construction will now be powering ahead.
“The $9.5 million four-lane bridge will improve traffic flow leading on to the bridge, and also boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists with an improved upstream shared path and extra downstream footpath,” Toole said.
Member of the Legislative Council Wes Fang said the project may cause delays, but that the project will be worth the wait for the community.
“We understand there will be some disruption for motorists during construction, but the aim will be to minimise this as much as possible, by ensuring there are always two lanes of traffic open during day work,” Fang said.
A contractor is due to be engaged by mid-2022, with construction on the project due to start by late-2022 and completed by mid-2024.
Designs for the bridge project can be accessed here: nswroads.work/marshallscreek