Watt Road Bridge works next week

Greater Shepparton City Council would like to advise of the upcoming road closure of Watt Road between McLennan Street (Midland Highway), Mooroopna and Riverview Drive, Kialla due to works on Watt Road Bridge.

The closure will occur from Monday 27 June to Wednesday 29 June from 9am to 4.30pm.

The closure is scheduled outside of peak travel times and during the school holiday period to minimise disruptions to road users.

Footings for the Height bars are being installed on each side of the bridge following multiple incidences of trucks disregarding height and weight restrictions and travelling on the bridge causing damage. The Height bars will be installed the week starting Monday 4 July.

Council will utilise this closure to perform planned asphalting works as part of the Watt Road Bridge upgrade, which includes major works completed in December 2021. After a period of planned weathering of timber components, adjustments were made in April 2022 in preparation for the laying of asphalt.

The new asphalt will provide road users and cyclists with a smoother surface to travel on.

Council requests that road users observe the detour signage and plan their trips to allow for the extra time required to travel between Mooroopna and Kialla via the major highways. The bridge and road will be reopened to traffic at 4.30pm on Wednesday 29 June 2022.

Project updates and a traffic management plan will be available on Council’s website. greatershepparton.com.au/watt-road-bridge

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