Foundations for the new Carrs Bridge on River Drive, Keith Hall are being finalised and work is progressing on the abutments.
The project timeline has been delayed due to unanticipated ground conditions. The design of the new bridge foundation comprises of 36m-long steel piles, based on geotechnical drilling and sampling of soils. However, the 36m depth has provided inadequate resistance and additional pile lengths have been required. This, along with wet weather, has delayed the project and the reopening of one-lane access.
From Monday 22February, when piling operations are complete and the site can be made safe for vehicles, Council will enable one-lane access.
Traffic control will be in place during the day and temporary traffic lights at night while the one-lane access is in place. Motorists should allow extra travel time if using this route.
It is expected that the new Carrs Bridge will be completed in March (weather permitting).
For project information visit ballina.nsw.gov.au/CarrsBridgeReplacement