Essential upgrades to Horsfall Rd bridge near Dartmouth

Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Works on the Horsfall Rd Bridge near Dartmouth will enhance the bridge so it can continue to cater for traffic well into the future.

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) today announced it had appointed Nelmac Pty Ltd of Yackandandah to carry out the works in mid-June for three weeks.

GMW Managing Director Pat Lennon said the works would ensure community members and visitors to the area could use the bridge for years to come.

“We endeavour to complete the bridge upgrade works with minimal disruption to the local community and recreational users in the area,” Mr Lennon said.

“The work has also been timed to take place during a period of reduced fire risk.”

Those driving through the area may face short delays.

“A traffic management plan involving signage and traffic lights will help minimise disruption,” GMW Project Manager Jim Wheelhouse said.

“We have also made arrangements with the contractor that the road and bridge will be open over Queen’s Birthday long weekend, with no works carried out during this time.”

The Horsfall Rd bridge was first constructed in 1972 for the purpose of gaining access to the Dartmouth Dam site during construction.

The proposed works will bring it in line with the latest safety standards set by VicRoads.

For more information about this project, please phone the GMW call centre on 1800 013 357.