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(09-05-17) Works commenced on Deep Creek Bridge Replacement project

May 9, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

As part of North Burnett Regional Council’s Deep Creek Bridge Replacement project, Deep Creek Bridge located on the Gayndah Mundubbera Road, Mundubbera, will be subject to changed traffic conditions whilst works are undertaken.

Work on the project commenced Thursday 27th April, with the realignment of the bridge approaches now under way. Geotechnical investigations will soon commence. Council is currently finalising the bridge design which will then go to tender, with bridge construction anticipated to commence in the second half of this year. The scheduled project completion date is June 2018.

The replacement project will incorporate reconstruction of the bridge approaches, with the width of the bridge to be increased to two lanes and the height of the deck raised by at least three metres.

The new bridge will be constructed on a new alignment adjacent the existing timber bridge. On completion of the new bridge and approaches traffic will be switched to the new alignment, thereby minimising accessibility disruptions to the travelling public. This will facilitate a more cost effective, quicker and safer project.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers advised that the project will improve the flood immunity of this structure, along with increasing safety for road users, freight connectivity and productivity.

From Thursday, 27 April, road users may experience delays of up to 15 minutes between the hours of 6am and 5pm whilst approach realignment works are in progress.

Motorists are requested to travel with extreme care and responsibility, to drive to the prevailing road conditions and to adhere to signage. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience whilst this work is in progress.

For further information please contact Council’s Engineering and Environmental Services staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council. 

The Deep Creek Bridge Replacement project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.