CONCRETE GIRDER DELIVERY FOR GYMPIE BYPASS BRIDGES
As work progresses on the $1 billion Gympie Bypass, two new 85 metre concrete bridges will be constructed to carry the realignment of the Bruce Highway over Randwick Road at East Deep Creek.
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is advising motorists and residents that the concrete girders required for the bridge construction will be delivered intermittently to the Randwick Road site between Monday 17 July and Wednesday 26 July, weather and construction conditions permitting.
“Due to the large size of the concrete girders, delivery will occur between 12am and 6am, Sunday to Friday nights,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The girders will be transported by two routes from Brisbane via the Bruce Highway and East Deep Creek Road. The delivery routes will be via Flood Road to the southern end of the new bridge site, and to the northern end via Randwick and Bolcaro Roads.”
While installation of the girders will take place during standard working hours between 6am and 6pm, nearby residents may experience increased noise levels during the night work.
“I would also like to remind motorists that Randwick Road will remain closed to through traffic between East Deep Creek and Bolcaro Roads until 31 July 2023,” Mr O’Brien said.
The current work known as Section D, is the four lane 26 kilometre realignment of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra set to open in mid-2024, bypassing Gympie and eliminating eight sets of traffic lights.
“$800 million was allocated for the Gympie Bypass in 2018 by the former Coalition Government because the Cooroy to Curra section of the Bruce Highway is rated as one of the deadliest along our national highway,” Mr O’Brien said.