Broughton Pass to Re-open 1 July
Posted on: 21.06.2017
Council can confirm that the major reconstruction and remediation works at the Cataract River Bridge, Broughton Pass are approaching completion. Subject to adverse weather conditions over the next 9 to 10 days we are planning to re-open the road to the public on the morning of Saturday 1 July.
Additional upgrades to the guardrail may need to be completed after the re-opening; however, these will be implemented under stop/slow traffic control and the bridge will remain open when these upgrades take place.
Mayor for Wollondilly, Judith Hannan said, “Council would like to thank the community for their patience over the past year. We know the impact this has had to local businesses and those that use the road frequently.”
“I would also like to acknowledge the work of the Broughton Pass project team, they were under a lot of pressure and there were significant challenges along the way and their drive and dedication to repairing this bridge should be commended.”
Acting General Manager, Ally Dench said, “It has been a challenging task but we are close to the finish line, come Saturday 1 July Broughton Pass will be open, with a newly repaired bridge.”
“Along with the repairs to the bridge we have completed a series of additional works on both sides of the Pass. This is to extend the lifespan of the wall and limit the need for full road closures over the coming years.”
“The works over the next week are highly weather dependant, if it rains there may be delays but at this point in time the weather reports are positive so we are currently on track.”