MAINTENANCE WORK CARRIED OUT ON NAMOI RIVER BRIDGE
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced that maintenance work will be carried out on the pedestrian walkway of the Namoi River Bridge at Manilla.
Mr Anderson said the work is to ensure the continued safety of motorists and pedestrians and will be carried out by Roads and Maritime Services.
“The Namoi River Bridge was built in 1886 and has considerable heritage value,” Mr Anderson said.
“The Namoi River Bridge pedestrian walkway is frequently used and forms part of the Manilla bridge to bridge walking track.
“The work will include replacing the timber footway decking to minimise future maintenance work.
“Work on the bridge will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from today, Tuesday 19 to Thursday 28 May, weather permitting.
“This work reflects a commitment to providing safe pathways for pedestrians and cyclists.”
During work pedestrian access across the bridge will remain open but the bridge will be closed to traffic.
Road users will be directed to a detour via Mandowa Street, McDonald Street and Higgins Avenue which will take an additional nine minutes.
Motorists should plan for additional travel time, follow the direction of traffic control and reduced speed limits.
Every effort will be made to minimise the impact on residents and businesses during the essential maintenance.
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