Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee today announced a million dollar upgrade of the historic Gasworks Bridge linking Harris and Macarthur Streets in Parramatta will start Wednesday 16 March to preserve the bridge and its heritage significance.
“The NSW Government has provided $1 million for a major repair and rehabilitation of the 110 metre Gasworks Bridge across the Parramatta River which has been serving the local community for more than 125 years,” Geoff said.
“Work is scheduled to start from Wednesday 16 March and aims to extend the life of the heritage listed structure, minimise future damage and will ensure it continues to serve the community into the future.
“The project is expected to take around nine months to complete and will include replacing and repairing sandstone blocks, painting, structural assessment and general cleaning.
“Work will be carried out from Monday to Friday between 7am to 6pm and on Saturdays between 8am to 1pm, weather permitting.
“The two-lane bridge will remain open to traffic while work is carried out, with changed conditions in place to ensure the safety of workers and road users.
“The George Street loop road may be temporarily closed at night and alternative pedestrian and cyclist paths will be provided while work is carried out.
“There may be some changes to ferry services while work is carried out and Roads and Maritime will work with Sydney Ferries to minimise the impact on commuters.
“Road users are asked to follow the direction of traffic controllers, adhere to reduced speed limits and traffic signs.
“Minor delays are expected until work is completed by the end of the year and every effort will be made to minimise impacts on nearby residents and businesses.
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