It’s full steam ahead for the $6 million project to upgrade Cherwell Creek Bridge on the Peak Downs Mine Access Rd in central Queensland after delays due to Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said pre-cast bridge components were expected to be delivered shortly and installed this month.
“The bridge is expected to be completed in late 2017,” Cr Baker said.
The new two-lane concrete bridge will be 7m higher than the current bridge, and have a one-in-100 year flood immunity.
VEC Civil Engineering are the principal contractors for the work, which has been funded by the Australian Government providing $2.75 million under the Bridges Renewal Programme on a 50:50 funding share arrangement with Isaac Regional Council.
Isaac Regional Council also contributed a further $500,000 as part of its 2016–17 Connecting Our Communities program.