Willow Vale Bridge

This project has concluded

The timber bridge over the old railway line at Willow Vale has reached the end of its serviceable life and needs to be replaced. Council is taking advantage of this work to upgrade access to the Old Hume Highway.

Council has been lobbying for bridge replacement and access improvements in Willow Vale for some time now and we are very pleased to have construction scheduled for 2016.

A new bridge was recently constructed by John Holland Rail, on behalf of Transport for NSW, to the side of the existing timber bridge.

Upon completion of the bridge Council will be re-aligning Railway Terrace and installing traffic signals (pending final approval of the RMS to detailed design) to form a 4-way intersection with Crimea Street and the Old Hume Highway. This work will provide intersection safety improvements.

The signals will cater for pedestrian crossings and paths will be provided on the bridge, connecting it to the Willow Vale - Mittagong shared path and Renwick Drive signals.

Funding for the bridge work has been provided by Transport for NSW and is being administered by John Holland Rail. The roadworks, including traffic signals, shared paths, foot paths and bus bays are being designed, constructed and funded by Council.

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The timber bridge over the old railway line at Willow Vale has reached the end of its serviceable life and needs to be replaced. Council is taking advantage of this work to upgrade access to the Old Hume Highway.

Council has been lobbying for bridge replacement and access improvements in Willow Vale for some time now and we are very pleased to have construction scheduled for 2016.

A new bridge was recently constructed by John Holland Rail, on behalf of Transport for NSW, to the side of the existing timber bridge.

Upon completion of the bridge Council will be re-aligning Railway Terrace and installing traffic signals (pending final approval of the RMS to detailed design) to form a 4-way intersection with Crimea Street and the Old Hume Highway. This work will provide intersection safety improvements.

The signals will cater for pedestrian crossings and paths will be provided on the bridge, connecting it to the Willow Vale - Mittagong shared path and Renwick Drive signals.

Funding for the bridge work has been provided by Transport for NSW and is being administered by John Holland Rail. The roadworks, including traffic signals, shared paths, foot paths and bus bays are being designed, constructed and funded by Council.

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To learn more about this project:

This project has concluded
  • Willow Vale Bridge works complete!

    over 2 years ago
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    The traffic lights were commissioned on Monday and the whole intersection is now functioning, providing safe access to and from Willow Vale as well as the newly linked Crimea Street in Balaclava.

    The project team would like to thank all residents for their patience while the work was completed. We know that driving down to Braemar Avenue caused you inconvenience but we hope that the short term annoyance will be worth it now with improved safety for all.

    We’d also especially like to acknowledge and thank the nearby neighbours who rarely complained despite being affected by regular traffic control plus noise and bright lights at all sorts of unsocial hours.

    Take care and stay in touch!
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    The traffic lights were commissioned on Monday and the whole intersection is now functioning, providing safe access to and from Willow Vale as well as the newly linked Crimea Street in Balaclava.

    The project team would like to thank all residents for their patience while the work was completed. We know that driving down to Braemar Avenue caused you inconvenience but we hope that the short term annoyance will be worth it now with improved safety for all.

    We’d also especially like to acknowledge and thank the nearby neighbours who rarely complained despite being affected by regular traffic control plus noise and bright lights at all sorts of unsocial hours.

    Take care and stay in touch!
    You may like to subscribe to our general e-newsletters online here.

  • Asphalting on the Old Hume Highway

    almost 3 years ago

    Following the Christmas break works are now resuming on this project.

    As part of the remaining works, Council’s nominated contractor will be undertaking night works from January 10 to January 12 to complete the asphalting on the Old Hume Highway. These works will happen between the hours of 6pm and 5am, and are in addition to day works.

    Traffic flow will be maintained throughout the operation by traffic controllers. As with the night works previously conducted by John Holland Rail, there will heavy machinery, truck movements, some generators and bright lights on site which may affect nearby residents....

    Following the Christmas break works are now resuming on this project.

    As part of the remaining works, Council’s nominated contractor will be undertaking night works from January 10 to January 12 to complete the asphalting on the Old Hume Highway. These works will happen between the hours of 6pm and 5am, and are in addition to day works.

    Traffic flow will be maintained throughout the operation by traffic controllers. As with the night works previously conducted by John Holland Rail, there will heavy machinery, truck movements, some generators and bright lights on site which may affect nearby residents. We apologise for this unavoidable aspect of the works.

    Works to follow these night works will be signage installation, commissioning of the traffic signals, line marking, and landscaping.

    Should you have any queries or concerns you would like addressed, please contact Tim Wadling on (02) 4868 0825 or by email at tim.wadling@wsc.nsw.gov.au

  • Night work scheduled for 28 and 29 November

    almost 3 years ago
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    As the weather continues to hold lots of work has been completed on the Willow Vale bridge site including re-alignment with Crimea Street, stormwater drainage and northbound bus bay.

    Up next will be night asphalt work undertaken on the Old Hume Highway on 28 and 29 November 2016. This will be done between 7pm and 5am across those two nights. As with the evening works previously conducted by John Holland Rail, there will need to be heavy machinery, generators and bright lights on site which may affect nearby residents. We apologise for this unavoidable aspect of the works.

    Traffic flow will be maintained at all times on the Old Hume Highway with traffic controllers present to guide motorists.

    Signage installation, commissioning of the traffic signals, line marking and landscaping are the remaining tasks to be undertaken.

    The project team is confident that the work will remain on schedule and be completed mid December if the weather remains kind.

    As the weather continues to hold lots of work has been completed on the Willow Vale bridge site including re-alignment with Crimea Street, stormwater drainage and northbound bus bay.

    Up next will be night asphalt work undertaken on the Old Hume Highway on 28 and 29 November 2016. This will be done between 7pm and 5am across those two nights. As with the evening works previously conducted by John Holland Rail, there will need to be heavy machinery, generators and bright lights on site which may affect nearby residents. We apologise for this unavoidable aspect of the works.

    Traffic flow will be maintained at all times on the Old Hume Highway with traffic controllers present to guide motorists.

    Signage installation, commissioning of the traffic signals, line marking and landscaping are the remaining tasks to be undertaken.

    The project team is confident that the work will remain on schedule and be completed mid December if the weather remains kind.

  • Railway Terrace closed

    almost 3 years ago
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    Access into Willow Vale was maintained during the bridge works but Railway Terrace has now been temporarily closed while the road realignment work is underway.

    All traffic to Willow Vale will be redirected through Braemar Avenue during this time.

    Railway Terrace should re-open by Christmas (subject to weather conditions).

    Access into Willow Vale was maintained during the bridge works but Railway Terrace has now been temporarily closed while the road realignment work is underway.

    All traffic to Willow Vale will be redirected through Braemar Avenue during this time.

    Railway Terrace should re-open by Christmas (subject to weather conditions).
  • Community Update being delivered

    about 3 years ago

    Willow Vale, Balaclava and Braemar residents will receive a Community Update in their letterboxes this week. A copy can be read here.

    Willow Vale, Balaclava and Braemar residents will receive a Community Update in their letterboxes this week. A copy can be read here.

  • Rescheduled power outage

    over 3 years ago

    The power outage previously scheduled for 5 July 2016 was postponed due to the wild weather.

    The outage is now scheduled for 25 July 2016.

    Affected properties have been notified. There may be some delays to traffic whilst the power pole works are undertaken.

    Further information can be obtained from Picton Powerlines on 4683 1174.


    The power outage previously scheduled for 5 July 2016 was postponed due to the wild weather.

    The outage is now scheduled for 25 July 2016.

    Affected properties have been notified. There may be some delays to traffic whilst the power pole works are undertaken.

    Further information can be obtained from Picton Powerlines on 4683 1174.


  • Another power outage is scheduled for 5 July 2016

    over 3 years ago

    A further power outage has been scheduled for Tuesday 5 July 2016 from 8am to 4.30pm. Affected properties have been notified. There may be some delays to traffic whilst the power pole works are undertaken.

    Further information can be obtained from Picton Powerlines on 4683 1174.

    A further power outage has been scheduled for Tuesday 5 July 2016 from 8am to 4.30pm. Affected properties have been notified. There may be some delays to traffic whilst the power pole works are undertaken.

    Further information can be obtained from Picton Powerlines on 4683 1174.

  • Power outage on 16 June 2016

    over 3 years ago

    As part of the power pole works required for the new bridge, there will be a power outage on 16 June 2016 that will affect Willow Vale residents from 8am to 4.30pm.

    Notifications have been sent out to affected residents but if you have any enquiries about the work please contact Picton Power Lines on 4683 1174 or Endeavour Energy on 131 003.

    As part of the power pole works required for the new bridge, there will be a power outage on 16 June 2016 that will affect Willow Vale residents from 8am to 4.30pm.

    Notifications have been sent out to affected residents but if you have any enquiries about the work please contact Picton Power Lines on 4683 1174 or Endeavour Energy on 131 003.

  • Work is powering along

    over 3 years ago
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    If you've recently traveled past the Willow Vale bridge site you will know that the project is really progressing!

    The concrete bridge arches have all been lifted into place and earthworks for the road on the bridge have commenced.

    WORKS COMING UP:

    There will be powerpole relocation works on 16 June 2016 which could have a minor impact on traffic flow during the day.

    Streetlighting will also be installed as part of the powerpole relocation works.

    Council road works are expected to start in late July.

    If you've recently traveled past the Willow Vale bridge site you will know that the project is really progressing!

    The concrete bridge arches have all been lifted into place and earthworks for the road on the bridge have commenced.

    WORKS COMING UP:

    There will be powerpole relocation works on 16 June 2016 which could have a minor impact on traffic flow during the day.

    Streetlighting will also be installed as part of the powerpole relocation works.

    Council road works are expected to start in late July.

  • Traffic interruptions will occur next week

    over 3 years ago
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    On Monday May 9 there will be some significant works happening at the bridge site which will result in temporarily changed traffic conditions. On the highway one northbound lane will be closed for most of the day whilst several concrete bridge arches are lifted into place. At the same time traffic on Railway Terrace will need to stop intermittently whilst the powerlines are dropped across the railway and Railway Terrace for this work to occur.

    The powerlines will be reinstated on Wednesday May 11 and this will result in the need to intermittently stop traffic again whilst this work occurs.

    On Monday May 9 there will be some significant works happening at the bridge site which will result in temporarily changed traffic conditions. On the highway one northbound lane will be closed for most of the day whilst several concrete bridge arches are lifted into place. At the same time traffic on Railway Terrace will need to stop intermittently whilst the powerlines are dropped across the railway and Railway Terrace for this work to occur.

    The powerlines will be reinstated on Wednesday May 11 and this will result in the need to intermittently stop traffic again whilst this work occurs.