Mayfield Road timber bridge over Borough Creek will receive funding through Round Two of the $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said it is fantastic that the NSW Government is investing in stronger and longer lasting infrastructure in regional NSW.
“This funding will allow for Goulburn Mulwaree Council to upgrade Mayfield Road bridge from timber to concrete,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“The current timber bridge has been closed for a number of years with traffic currently relying on a low concrete bypass, which is susceptible to flooding resulting in frequent road closures.
“A new bridge with modern safety design features will all benefit all traffic using Mayfield Road, including the local school bus service which operates on week days.
“Fixing Mayfield Road bridge over Borough Creek will result in a range of benefits in respect to general traffic safety and also improved general access for the local community.”
Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Peter Walker said the work would replace the need for the existing low-level bypass.
“This project will greatly benefit the residents of southern Goulburn Mulwaree who rely on Mayfield Road for access,” Cr Walker said.
“We are very grateful for this funding from the NSW Government for our bridge program, which will allow us to replace the current timber structure and bypass with a fit for purpose bridge.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said $49.25 million has been awarded to replace 34 timber bridges with concrete bridges across 21 Local Government Areas (LGA).
“Our government is getting on with the job of building infrastructure to better withstand extreme weather events and protect our supply chain,” Mr Farraway said.
“That’s why we’re pushing ahead with Round 2A of the Fixing Country Bridges program in LGAs where councils are ready to get work, so these projects can get started.
“With each bridge replaced, we’re opening up more efficient routes for heavy vehicles from freight to the local school bus and RFS tankers.
A total of $290 million has already been awarded to councils under Round 1 of Fixing Country Bridges to replace more than 400 timber structures across 54 LGAs across the state.