Work underway on Euleila Creek crossing will limit usage
BRIDGE repairs to the Euleila Creek crossing on Hills Rd, Baffle Creek, commenced on Monday and will limit vehicle usage to a 10-minute period on the hour, every hour.
The upgraded bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic in seven weeks.
Civil works contractor QMC is conducting the work.
Site coordinator Bob Wilson said the bridge would be resurfaced and a steel reinforcing structure built underneath.
The 30-plus year old bridge, which is currently one lane, will not be widened.
The repair works come after decades of flooding and wear and tear caused erosion, he said.
"There's a fair bit of traffic coming through, but the school busses and other essential services like the post are the main ones we had to coordinate with, and that's all gone smoothly. We just work to their timeframe."
Residents in the area were informed by the council two weeks ago.