Major Milestone For New Stingray Creek Bridge

Major Milestone For New Stingray Creek Bridge

Work on the new Stingray Creek Bridge will reach an important milestone on Saturday with the first traffic to start using the $26 million structure.

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said northbound traffic would be moved onto the new bridge.

“The people of Camden Haven have been waiting patiently for this new bridge for many years and Saturday will be an exciting day for the community,” Mrs Williams said.

The NSW Government has invested $16.4 million in this critical infrastructure reflecting their focus to support regional communities.

“More than 8000 vehicles cross Stingray Creek each day and this number will only increase as the area grows.

“From day one motorists will enjoy the benefits of the new bridge, which is wider and safer than the existing bridge,” Mrs Williams said.

“The decision to replace the existing bridge was the right one and means the needs of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are well catered for into the future.

Mrs Williams encouraged residents to attend a community day on Saturday from 10am to 12pm to enjoy the first walk across the bridge ahead of motorists.

“After traffic starts using the bridge on Saturday finishing work will continue with southbound traffic expected to start using it early in 2017.

“Once both lanes of the bridge are opened to traffic, work will start to remove the existing bridge,” Mrs Williams said.

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