Traffic hold-ups can be expected while work is carried out on the Sexton Hill bypass.
Traffic hold-ups can be expected while work is carried out on the Sexton Hill bypass. Blainey Woodham

Delays expected as piling begins

TRAFFIC changes, safety precautions, noise and vibrations can be expected when piling work begins on the new bridges over Minjungbal Drive.

The work is scheduled to begin on Monday and will continue for the next month.

The bridge construction will require the northbound off-ramp to be reduced to one lane and traffic on the northbound on-ramp to be intermittently halted.

A spokesman from the Road Traffic Authority (RTA) said work on the first bridge will take about three weeks to complete.

“The work is expected to be finished by early August, weather permitting. Work on the second bridge will begin early next year,” he said.

“Traffic management and signage will be in place during building to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. One of the two traffic lanes may need to be closed during critical work.”

The spokesman said the RTA would attempt to keep traffic delays to a minimum.

“The RTA will be monitoring any traffic queues from the lane closure, and adjustments will be made as needed to minimise delays to traffic,” the spokesman said.

“The RTA will do everything possible to minimise the impact on local residents and businesses, however there will be some noise and vibration associated with this work which will be monitored.”

The spokesman said the RTA is aware of the impact the work has on motorists.

“The RTA thanks motorists and community for their patience during this important work.”

Construction will continue for three months after piling work is finished.

UPGRADE FACTS

Work will begin on July 5

Work will take place between 7am and 6pm

Bridge work will take three months

During the work their will be noise and vibration

RTA



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