Union Bridge concrete to be replaced

Work will start on Tuesday to replace concrete slabs on Albury’s Union Bridge.

Work will start on Tuesday to replace concrete slabs on Albury’s Union Bridge.

WORK will start on Tuesday to replace damaged concrete slabs on Albury’s Union Bridge.

Albury Council is carrying out the $70,000 job on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services.

Temporary fencing was erected on the upstream side of the bridge several months ago because of damage underneath.

This has nothing to do with the steel safety barriers erected on the bridge late last year, though the damage was detected at the same time during a routine inspection.

The aim of the work is to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as reducing maintenance costs.

An RMS spokesman said the work would be carried out by the council workers between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

The work is expected to be completed by Friday, provided it is not interrupted by inclement weather.

“During work one southbound lane of the road and the footpath will be closed for the safety of pedestrians,” the spokesman said.

“While work is being carried out, a shuttle bus will be provided for pedestrians.

“Cyclists can use the traffic lanes over the bridge.”

A reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place during the work, with traffic signs and controllers to be used “with the possibility of minor disruptions”.

“All road users should allow extra travel time and follow signs and the directions of traffic controllers,” the spokesman said.

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