Trucks carrying concrete girders for The Falls Bridge replacement will use Bulga Road on Monday 20 March, 7am – 5pm, creating minor delays.
The trucks will be loaded at Purfleet and drive to the intersection of Bulga Road and Swans Road. They will then travel one at a time under escort for the final 7km up Bulga Road to the bridge site at Elands. Road users are asked to follow the direction of the escort vehicle.
The Falls Bridge replacement began in February and involves replacing a single-lane timber bridge with a double-lane concrete one. This will allow for removal of an 18-tonne load limit and will make the crossing safer and more reliable in wet weather.
Traffic is currently detouring via Padmans Road, Cooks Road, and Beech Road, with the crossing now completely closed. Access to Ellenborough from the south through the village of Elands on Glenwarrin Road is not affected by the work.
This work is part of an ongoing focus to address ageing timber bridges across the MidCoast and is funded through the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges Program.
The bridge replacement is scheduled for completion in May, weather permitting.
Thank you for your patience while we complete this important work.
You can find out more and keep up to date on this project here https://haveyoursay.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/falls-bridge