The NSW Government is funding this essential maintenance work on Denman Bridge over the Hunter River to ensure its continued safe operation.  

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out the work, which includes repairing damaged steel elements of the bridge.  

We will be working between 6pm and 6am on Saturday 9 and Saturday 23 February and expect to complete the work in two nights, weather permitting. We will let you know in advance if we need to do any work outside these times.

Bridge closures and traffic changes

There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the work zone is safe.

The work requires a full bridge closure at night on Saturday 9 and Saturday 23 February to ensure the safety of workers and motorists. In the event of an emergency, including access across the bridge for emergency services, please contact our Project Manager, Mikhail Lyte on 0408 268 088 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In the lead up to these bridge closures there will be some lane closures in place at night. There will also be lane closures in place during the day on Saturday 9 and Saturday 23 February.

Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

Detour route

During the full bridge closure detours will be in place as shown in the map provided.

The northern detour is expected to add up to 50 kilometres to journeys, which is about 35 minutes travel time. The southern detour is expected to add up to 40 kilometres to journeys, which is about 30 minutes travel time.

Restricted access heavy vehicles are NOT permitted to use these detours. Drivers of restricted access heavy vehicles should refer to the link below to determine appropriate alternative routes: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/heavy-vehicles/maps/restricted-access-vehicles-map/index.html

One alternative route is to follow Denman Road to the New England Highway at Muswellbrook, follow the New England Highway to Scone, turn onto Liverpool Street and head back to the Golden Highway at Merriwa via Saturn Road, Bunnan Road and Scone Road. This alternative route would add up to 200 kilometres to the journey, which is about three hours travel time.

It is recommended that drivers of restricted access heavy vehicles plan their trip well in advance to avoid lengthy detours.

The Denman Bridge Detour Map is available for download

Denman Detour MAp

 

How will the work affect you?

The work will involve the use of machinery which generates some noise. We will make every effort to minimise noise by turning off machinery and vehicles when not in use.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact our Project Manager, Mikhail Lyte on 0408 268 088 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on our projects, visit rms.nsw.gov.au.

Thank you for your patience during this important work.

190209 Denman Bridge DETOUR MAP Full bridge closures

 

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