Mackie Road - Bridge Installation (Feb 2023)

Following the AGRN9943 2020 natural disaster the Mackie Road causeway at Johnston Creek suffered extensive damage. Funding has been awarded to replace the damaged structure with a bridge to reduce impediments to fish passage.

The Mackie Road culvert to bridge replacement at Johnston Creek, works will begin from the 13th of March 2023 for approximately three months with a planned completion in late June 2023, subject to fine weather. Due to the nature of the works a full 24-hour hard road closure is required during the March – June 2023 works period around the location detailed on the map below.

Please review the road closure locations to determine whether accessing from Rosebank Road, Ridgewood Road or James Gibson Road is most appropriate for your property. Due to the nature of the works, access through the works site is not possible.

Funding has been secured through Australian Government's Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). This funding is allocated to repair damage sustained during the December 2020 natural disaster only. Additional works required and subsequent funding for Mackie Road are being reviewed.

Council has consulted with Rosebank RFS and a plan is in place for service vehicles due to location of the station. Council will also advise other emergency services. However, in the scenario emergency services are required, please note the road closures on your call to assist.

Rubbish waste collection will only be impacted around the bridge site. Residents that are affected will be contacted personally to arrange waste collection during the road closure period.

What are the works?

During the 2020 flooding events, a concrete causeway on Mackie Road, was significantly damaged. The road is a busy local sealed road connecting Rosebank and Clunes. Under the DRFA guidelines, damaged assets may be replaced to current engineering standards.

The new bridge will be a single span concrete structure of suitable width to provide a minimum 7.2m trafficable deck. The new structure will be constructed on the same alignment as the current causeway structure.

When are the works taking place?

Works are scheduled to start from March 2023 and are expected to take approximately three months to complete, subject to fine weather conditions and resource availability. Daily work hours will mostly be between 7am and 5pm weekdays, although there may be some weekend work.

What will be the traffic controls/detours?

Due to the intensive nature of roadworks and associated traffic controls, there will unfortunately be some traffic disruptions. These traffic controls include a full 24-hour road closure. This will ensure the roadworks are completed in a timely manner, with safety as a predominant factor.

Local access to residences will be maintained by actively managing residents’ needs within the construction footprint to allow access to homes, however, please be aware of delays. Updates will also be available via Live Traffic NSW and Your Say (page details below). Road users are advised to follow signage, seek alternate routes and expect delays as these works are completed.

Further Information

Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, or register your contact details to receive updates, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email and include the title ‘Mackie Road – Bridge Installation’

Categories: Mackie Road
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