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Bridge renewal commitment continues at Buaraba

SOMERSET Regional Council’s commitment to increased road safety continues with the construction of a $1.1 million bridge at Yellow Gully, Buaraba.

Published: July 19th 2019

SOMERSET Regional Council’s commitment to increased road safety continues with the construction of a $1.1 million bridge at Yellow Gully, Buaraba.

The single span two-lane concrete bridge is being joint funded by the Federal Government Bridges Renewal Program and council.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the new 25m bridge on Atkinsons Dam Road would replace an ageing single span concrete structure.

“More than 60 bridges have already been replaced in Somerset, completing a substantial renewal of council’s bridge network,” Cr Lehmann said.

“We are committed to ensuring the best value for ratepayers through our investment in long-term infrastructure that supports the ongoing growth and economic development of our region.

"This includes replacing old bridges with reinforced concrete structures that are free from load restrictions on the movement of heavy vehicles, less prone to flood closures, and more resilient to damage during extreme weather events.

“Motorists are asked to show extra caution during construction, with a side track single lane gravel road being used, along with 24-hour-a-day traffic signals.”

Cr Lehmann said the new bridge was expected to open in September this year.

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