Shingle Hill Way upgrade
Council and Contractors will be undertaking the realignment and replacement of a low level crossing with a concrete bridge structure on Shingle Hill Way.
$3,600,053 from the NSW Governments Fixing Country Roads Grant Program.
Council will provide $400,000 from the Development Contributions Reserve.
Key Project Dates
- 2019/20 Preliminary studies – Complete
- Design - July 2020.
- Tender advertised and awarded - late 2020/early 2021.
Project updates & community information
Murray Constructions and their associated sub-contractors will be commencing works on the Shingle Hill Road Bridge upgrade next week. Works will be off the road however there will be heavy plant and crew members entering and exiting the work site.
Council have met with Murray’s Constructions regarding the upcoming work on Shingle Hill Way. Preliminary works have commenced to get the crews mobilised to site. Site works are expected to begin around August, weather permitting. The first section of works will be away from the existing road so should not cause any issues for current traffic.
Council have accepted a tender submission from Murray Constructions Pty Ltd, to undertake the bridge replacement and road realignment works on Shingle Hill Way. Council will be meeting with the contractors next week to determine a works program going forward.
Council is currently working on the road realignment and bridge design, this is expected to be finalised over the next eight or so weeks. Once this is completed, works will commence on the tendering process for construction.
Media Release: $3.6 million funding boost to build new bridge on Shingle Hill Way
Yass Valley Council has received $3.6 million in funding from the NSW Government to undertake the realignment and replacement of a low level crossing with a concrete bridge structure on Shingle Hill Way.
The successful grant of $3,600,053 from the NSW Fixing Country Roads Grant Program will allow Council to upgrade the sub-standard section of a significant east-west link across the region. Council will provide $400,000 from the Development Contributions Reserve to complete the project.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said Fixing Country Roads was introduced by the NSW Government from the Restart NSW Fund as a targeted program to help local councils tackle freight connectivity issues.
“I am delighted that the NSW Government could provide funding to Yass Valley Council for Shingle Hill Way and I congratulate Council on working closely with the local community, industry and the NSW Government to secure this funding,” Ms Tuckerman said.
Shingle Hill Way is a significant connector road between the Gundaroo/Sutton Road and the Federal Highway. Currently, the road has a 10 tonne load limit, which will be removed once the project is completed.
“During heavy rain, Shingle Hill Way is closed due to flooding of the low level bridge located at the crossing point of the Yass River. An application was submitted to the NSW Fixing Country Roads Program to allow these works to realign the approaches to the Yass River crossing and construct a new dual lane concrete bridge at an adjacent location,” said Interim Director Infrastructure & Assets Steven Beasley.
Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey said the current restrictions impact transport links through the Council area resulting in major traffic diversions and transport costs to road users.
“The reconstruction of this section of Shingle Hill Way will significantly improve east-west transport routes, including freight and tourism, increase flood immunity and remove a significant impediment to freight movements across the Council area,” Mayor Abbey said.
“Council is grateful to the State Government for the funding, which will allow the vital project to proceed.”
The new concrete bridge will have an approximate span of 45 metres. Preliminary works are already underway including a survey, geotechnical investigation and a review of environmental factors. The project is due for completion by mid to late 2022.