RMS – New Nowra Bridge – New South Wales - Project Profile
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Roads and Maritime Services, New South Wales (RMS) plans to undertake the construction of a new bridge in Nowra, New south Wales, Australia.
The project involves the construction of a four-lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River. It will include the construction of approach roads, bridge pillars, pedestrian ways and retaining walls, reconfiguration of the existing concrete bridge (three lanes) to carry southbound traffic and four intersection upgrades at Illaroo Road, Bolong Road and Bridge Road and a new Pleasant Way T-intersection, and the installation of lighting system and overhead sign structures.
In March 2013, Aecom was awarded a contract to carry out study into the best possible location for a replacement of the southbound Shoalhaven River Bridge.
In May 2014, Aecom presented five identified site options; A, B, C, D and E to RMS for evaluation.
The five potential site options identified are:
Option A: A western bypass option involving the construction of a new bridge as part of a potential future western bypass of Nowra. This crossing would be part of an alignment that skirts to the west of Nowra along the proposed Regional Services Corridor.
Option B: West of the existing crossing involving the construction of a new bridge immediately west (upstream) of the existing northbound concrete box girder bridge on the Princes Highway.
Option C: On the existing southbound bridge alignment, which would involve the construction of a new bridge on the alignment of the southbound iron truss bridge on the Princes Highway. This option would involve demolition of the iron truss bridge.
Option D: East of the existing crossing involving the construction of a new bridge immediately east (downstream) of the southbound iron truss bridge on the Princes Highway.
Option E: Further east of the existing crossing and would involve the construction of a new bridge further east (downstream) of the southbound iron truss bridge on the Princes Highway, as well as further east of Option.
On July 16, 2014, RMS selected Option B as the preferred site for the construction of the new Nowra Bridge.
In December 2014, Geo-technical investigations commenced involving the drilling of 13 boreholes around 14m from the existing bridge to provide important information about conditions under the river bed and inform the design of future foundations.
On February 5, 2015, SMEC was awarded design contract. The scope of contract includes concept design work and environmental assessments for the new bridge.
In February 2015, design phase worth US$9 million was initiated.
The federal government has committed US$7.8 million for the design phase, following an investment from the state government of US$1.3 million towards the location assessment.
In May 2015, geo-technical investigations were completed.
In May 2016, Australian Government provided US$2.8 million fund for the project in 2016–17 Budget. RMS received total of US$7 million from the Australian Government.
On February 19, 2018, the preferred option for the plan and design of the proposed bridge and associated roadwork was released by RMS.
The preferred option includes a new four-lane northbound bridge and reconfiguration of the existing concrete bridge (three lanes) to carry southbound traffic. It also includes four intersection upgrades at Illaroo Road, Bolong Road and Bridge Road and a new Pleasant Way T-intersection.
However, the preferred option for the project has been placed on display for community feedback from February 19, 2018 until March 23, 2018.
The project involves the construction of a new four-lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia.
The US$125 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of an approach road
2. Construction of bridge pillars
3. Construction of pedestrian ways
4. Construction of retaining walls
5. Reconfiguration of the existing concrete bridge (three lanes) to carry southbound traffic
6. Upgrades at four intersections
7. Installation of a lighting system
8. Installation of overhead sign structures
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