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Three bridges due for renewal in the shire will be temporarily closed to traffic for one day in November to allow engineering assessments to be undertaken.

Thursday 3 November 2016

Three bridges due for renewal in the shire will be temporarily closed to traffic for one day in November to allow engineering assessments to be undertaken.

The bridges located at Old Drummond Road in Taradale, Bubbs Lane in Faraday and Myrtle Creek Road in Redesdale, are set to receive an upgrade as part of Council’s ongoing commitment to improving the shire’s infrastructure.

The first phase of works is to design the new bridges. This requires specialist geotechnical testing to be undertaken to assess the soil and subsurface below each bridge.

Due to drilling and access requirements, the narrow bridges will be closed to traffic during the investigations. Detour notices with alternate route information will be provided to residents and signage will be place during the closures.

Taradale
Old Drummond Road between Shirley Drive and Dearden Track
Closed to traffic on 11 November 2016 from 8am – 5pm
Detour via Conlans Road, Tyquins Road and the track alongside Coliban Main Channel

Redesdale
Myrtle Creek Road between Sutton Grange – Redesdale Road and Pattersons Road Closed to traffic on 12 November from 8am – 5pm
Detour via Bartys Road

Faraday
Bubbs Lane between Harmony Way and Bush Sanctuary Road
Closed to traffic on 21 November 2016 from 8am – 1pm
Detour via Golden Point and O’Hallorans Road

“Mount Alexander Shire Council is undertaking bridge design works for three bridges as part of our 2016/2017 Capital Works Program, of which $700,000 is committed to improving bridges across the shire,” said Jason Taylor, Director Sustainable Development, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“The construction works to replace these three bridges are scheduled for the 2017/18 financial year (Old Drummond Road Bridge) and 2018/19 financial year (Bubbs Lane and Myrtle Creek Road bridges).”

The three bridges were identified as requiring an upgrade using an independent engineering assessment and asset management data.

Council apologises for any inconvenience during this time. For more information contact Customer Service on 5471 1700.


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