Work continues on Deep Creek Bridge Replacement project
Work continues on North Burnett Regional Council’s Deep Creek Bridge Replacement project located on the Gayndah Mundubbera Road, Mundubbera, with work now commencing on the new bridge over Aranbanga Creek. During construction large specialised plant and equipment will be utilised for the piled foundations, which will also incorporate a combination of pile types. (Please see the Fact Sheet for information on the type of equipment used.)
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 scheduled project completion date is June 2018.
The new bridge will be constructed on a new alignment adjacent to 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.
Road users may experience delays of up to 15 minutes between the hours of 6am and 5pm whilst 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 during construction 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.
(Image is an example of the pile driving equipment which will be used during the project.)