Changed Traffic Conditions On Spirit Of Progress Bridge At Albury

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TRAFFIC ALERT

22 OCTOBER 2010



CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON 

SPIRIT OF PROGRESS BRIDGE AT ALBURY



The RTA is advising that the Spirit of Progress Bridge at Albury will remain open for

motorists while repairs are carried this weekend.


Single lane closures are required from 6pm Friday 22 October until 6am Monday 25

October and Friday 29 October until 6am Monday 1 November, weather permitting.


Work on the bridge was delayed by a week due to the heavy rain experienced in the

region.


Recent inspections identified the bridge’s expansion joints - which enable the bridge

to expand and contract when the temperature changes –

have deteriorated and

must be replaced. 


As the replacement process is a lengthy and complex one, the RTA has decided to

carry out the work over two weekends, including at night, to minimise disruption to

motorists.


During the work, the southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane with a width

restriction of four metres. 


The speed limit on the bridge and its immediate approaches will be reduced to

40km/h, while traffic leading up the freeway to the bridge will be restricted to 80kmh.


Minor delays may be experienced, however motorists are reminded the Lincoln

Causeway is available as an alternative route.


Cyclists and pedestrians are also reminded the shared pedestrian cycleway beneath

the Victorian side of the bridge will be closed during this time. 


When the weekend work has been completed the closed lanes will be reopened. 


Motorists are asked to obey all signs, including electronic message boards and

temporary traffic controls.


The RTA appreciates the patience of the community while this important repair work

is carried out.




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