Update 1 February 2024- 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞, 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐥-𝐓𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬
Starting from Monday through Wednesday 7 February, the Geraldton Bridge Restoration Project will recommence.
In the interest of safety, a single lane closure will be in place from 6:00pm to 6:00am to facilitate works. Traffic will be maintained in both directions under traffic control, with minor delays anticipated.
Daytime operations are scheduled for the bridge walkway and footpath underneath the bridge on the Flying Fish Point Road side, ensuring full accessibility for vehicles and pedestrians remain in place during peak travel times.
Night activities will focus on areas previously inaccessible by barge, including sealing and concrete repairs of segments of the underside of the bridge.
We anticipate low noise levels during these activities, with the contractor committed to minimising noise impacts.
We appreciate your patience as we work to enhance community infrastructure.
Commencing in January 2024, works will begin to undertake restoration works to Geraldton Bridge.
The contractor will implement a mix of day and night operations to minimise impacts on the travelling public. Day works are scheduled from 6:00am to 6:00pm. While night works will occur from 6:00pm to 6:00am, with a focus on reducing disruptions to the surrounding areas.
Stage One: The first phase primarily involves the cleaning of the bridge. There are no anticipated traffic impacts until Monday 8 January.
Primarily utilising a gurney, the cleaning process will produce low noise levels, comparable to or lower than typical air-conditioning units. Noise impact will be concentrated earlier in the evening near the abutments closest to residential areas and the hospital, shifting towards the middle of the bridge during later hours. The contractor will also utilise a barge for the underside of the bridge to reduce the requirement for lane closures.
Stage Two: This phase involves expansion work, is currently awaiting confirmation of dates. Night works are also being considered for this stage, and further details will be provided as soon as they are available.
The expansion bridge maintenance, including fixing the expansion joint, is crucial for the structural integrity of the bridge and aims to enhance the overall driving experience. This stage will focus on the piers and girders that join the bridge, with the replacement of specific arrangements.
Keep Up to Date
Changes due to weather or other factors may impact the planned schedule of works. Notices will be provided to the community on the via this webpage or posted on Council’s Facebook page.
The Geraldton Bridge restoration project is proudly funded jointly by the Queensland Government through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.