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Local bridges set for improvements following funding

Roadworks in progress.

Mount Alexander Shire Council has secured almost $500,000 in funding from the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program to enable three bridges to be improved in the Barfold area.

Monday 26 October 2020

Mount Alexander Shire Council has secured almost $500,000 in funding from the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program to enable three bridges to be improved in the Barfold area.

Works will begin early next year to replace the Shillidays Road Bridge and Curlys Bridge on MitchelIs Lane in Barfold, and the Siddles Road Bridge in Redesdale.

“These bridges are important for many homesteads, working farms and agribusinesses in the area,” said Jess Howard, Director Infrastructure and Development, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“They provide vital connections for residents and visitors to the region, but given their age, have low load limits that restrict emergency service and heavy vehicle access.”

“The replacement bridges will be modern structures that have an increased load limit, and comply with today’s standards,” said Ms Howard.

“It’s great news for residents in the Barfold area that this much-needed funding has been secured, and they will soon be able to travel through these areas with increased safety and comfort.”

Council will also contribute funding for these three important infrastructure projects.

A contract for design and construction of the bridges will go out for tender in November 2020.

The project is expected to be completed by June 2021, weather permitting.

Council is responsible for maintaining the local road and bridge network, including more than 220 bridges.

For more information on this project contact Graeme Barnes, Project Officer, on 5471 1700 or visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/CapitalWorks.



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