BY PATRICK ALDERTON
Lake Macquarie City Council has appointed a contractor to oversee the construction of the new Weir Road Bridge.
The multi-million dollar bridge works, to be delivered by Robson Civil Projects, will consist of the construction of a new dual-lane bridge, road realignment works and the construction of a three-metre wide pathway on the bridge’s northern side.
Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser believes that the Lake Macquarie community will welcome the news.
“Once complete, it will enable a reliable and safe passage for motorists to travel between Barnsley and Teralba,” Ms Fraser said.
Robson Civil Projects Division Manager Chris Janetzki says the company is extremely proud to be tasked with the project.
“Robson Civil Projects are very excited to be involved in this project and we look forward to delivering a quality product for the Lake Macquarie Community,” Mr Janetzki said.
Lake Macquarie Council will jointly fund the project with the Australian Government, who have pledged $4.7 million toward the bridge, with the Council funding the remainder of the project.
Construction of the bridge is set to begin in late August, with the bridge expected to be operational in mid-2022.