Lake Macquarie Council is calling on tenders for construction of a bridge across Cockle Creek on Barnsley’s The Weir Road.

The long-awaited bridge would provide a more reliable route for more than 2000 vehicles which travel between Barnsley and Teralba every day.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Tony Farrell says a new bridge will be a significant benefit for the local community.

“The existing weir experiences flooding multiple times a year, and is often closed to traffic during rainfall events,” Mr Farrell said. 

“Construction of a bridge over Cockle Creek will ensure there is unrestricted access between Barnsley, Teralba and northern Lake Macquarie.”

The project will see a new dual-lane bridge built, as well as realignment of The Weir Road to improve and construction of a 2.5m-wide shared pathway on the northern side of the bridge.

Works on the new bridge are expected to start mid-2021 and conclude mid-2022.

Tenders may be submitted until 2pm on Tuesday 25 May at

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