Hanwood cycleway custom bridge now in place

Griffith City Council’s $1.375 million cycleway continues to take shape with the unique 20 metre single span bridge now in place, marking a significant milestone for the much anticipated project.

The custom designed arch bridge, located beside the Kidman Way on Main Drain J, was installed on Sunday 23 February 2020.

While the bridge is now in position, work is yet to be completed on the approaches and the asphalt seal, which is expected to be finalised by the end of March. Meanwhile the design is progressing for the pedestrian refuge south of Sangster Crescent.

Signage and line marking will be carried out following the asphalt work.

Council received funding from the NSW Active Transport Priority Cycleways Program to construct the Hanwood Cycleway running from Bunnings to Murphy Road (Baiada).

The 2.5 metre-wide cycle way includes two pedestrian bridge crossings, the second bridge, which is still under construction, will be a 14 metre standard pedestrian design bridge at the intersection of Beaumont Road, South of Hanwood.

Funding for the project consists of $975,000 from the NSW Active Transport Program. Council and Baiada are also contributing to the project.

As a result of this new cycleway community members will have improved access to facilities and a healthier lifestyle.

Construction commenced in April 2019 and pending weather and other unforeseen circumstances is expected to be fully completed by June 2020.

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