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Winfield Road bridges due to open mid-August

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Cr Jason Bartels, Mayor Jack Dempsey, Mathew Blows, Paul Robertson and Lee Gnezdiloff at one of the new Winfield Road bridges

Residents and travellers around Winfield are looking forward to the replacement of bridges located at Possum and Middle Creeks along Winfield Road.

Work started in January and, despite COVID-19 restrictions, is expected to be finished by mid-August.

Mayor Jack Dempsey, who visited the site with Cr Jason Bartels, said Council was looking forward to work being completed.

“We have had a few minor delays due to weather and additional construction work, although, other than those delays, the work is progressing well and will be delivered in August,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“Prior to non-essential shutdown due to COVID 19 we were able to have the culverts delivered to site ready for installation without delay, which has been a great time saver.

“The traffic will be switched to use the new culverts next week, which will allow work to continue on the downstream eastern side of the culverts where the sidetrack is currently located.   

“Traffic will be switched back to the sidetrack to allow for bitumen sealing of the new work and other works on the new culverts to be finished. 

“The sealing was planned to be undertaken on Friday, however, due to the weather it has been delayed until the end of next week.“

Divisional Councillor, Cr Jason Bartels, said the local community had been very supportive.

“The neighbours adjacent to the project have been very accommodating and the whole community is looking forward to the new bridges being opened,” Cr Bartels said.

Winfield Road bridges
Jack Dempsey, Cr Jason Bartels and Lee Gnezdiloff look at the recent infrastructure work on Winfield Road bridges

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