WORK on the replacement of Parma Road Bridge at Falls Creek will reach a major milestone this week with the on-site delivery of the initial concrete pre-cast bridge components.
The components, which will require a 200-tonne crane to offload and lift into position, will arrive separately today, Monday and on Thursday.
Council engaged specialist contractors to undertake the works which began with removal of the southern lane on the existing timber bridge.
Shoalhaven City Council said work on the project is progressing towards completion in September.
Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said short term road closures and minor delays are expected during lifting operations today and Thursday, with traffic controllers to be put in place during these works.
“The arrival, offload and fitting of the initial pre-cast bridge components represent an important milestone in the replacement of the Parma Road Bridge,” Mr Stewart said.
“The works taking place across the next week will see all concrete components lifted in place for the westbound land of the new bridge.
“Traffic shall be diverted onto this new lane in coming weeks when the safety railing and adjoining road works are complete.
“This will allow demolition of the eastbound lane to start in readiness for delivery of the final precast components.”
Mr Stewart said council was looking forward to completion of this important project, while thanking the Falls Creek community for their ongoing patience and understanding during these works.