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Concrete planks installed on $630M Albion Park Rail bypass

A proposal for a four-lane bridge on the Princes Highway over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra has been added to Infrastructure Australia's Priority List.

Concrete planks have been installed on two new bridges at Yallah as part of the $630 million Albion Park Rail bypass works.

Fulton Hogan has been contracted to complete the works on the project, which will require 13 bridges to be built.  The first one was completed in May 2020.

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP said that the laying of the planks on the bridges over the Princes Motorway and the South Coast railway line marked a critical stage in the project.

“Now these planks are in place, the project team will build walkways to allow the crew to pour the bridge decks,” he said.

“The team installed 129 planks, or precast concrete beams, for the bridge over the Princes Motorway, and 55 planks for the bridge over the South Coast railway line.”

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He said the community is excited to see the project taking shape and moving ahead despite coronavirus.

“A total of 2,600 people have worked on the project to date, with about 70 per cent of workers from the local community, and the crew has put in 1.8 million man hours since the start of work in 2018.”

The 13 bridges will include, five waterway crossings, one access crossing, one railway crossing, three road crossings and three bridges for ramp crossings.

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