Percy Hindmarsh Bridge replacement progressed

Sep 20, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

Infrastructure access and safety in the North Burnett will receive a significant boost following advice that the NBRC Percy Hindmarsh Bridge project submitted through round three of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme has been successful, with Council receiving $974,413 grant funding towards the project.

North Burnett Regional Council Deputy Mayor Fay Whelan advised, “Following localised flooding due to ex tropical cyclone Debbie earlier this year, access across the existing bridge on Glencoe Road, Rawbelle, Monto had been cut off. A temporary emergency gravel floodway creek crossing was installed to reinstate access; however this is not a viable alternative during the rainfall season.”

“The proposed structure, estimated at just under $2M, will incorporate a new, wider concrete bridge to increased standards and traffic loading, and will include realignment of road approaches for improved and safer access, particularly for heavy vehicles and B-Doubles,” Cr Whelan said.

Deputy Mayor Faye Whelan thanked the Australian Government for this important funding and acknowledged that the project will assist with increasing accessibility and safety in our naturally beautiful region.

For further information regarding the proposed NBRC Percy Hindmarsh Bridge project, please contact Council’s Works Engineer on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.

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