Design improvements on the way for Windsor Bridge replacement project
23 October 2019
A design change is proposed for the Windsor Bridge replacement project which would future-proof the intersection of Bridge and George streets.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said work is progressing well on the replacement bridge which will provide a safe and reliable crossing for all road users and pedestrians.
"As the project progresses, Transport for NSW has continued to review the design and as a result of new traffic studies carried out in 2017 and 2019, design improvements are now proposed," the spokesperson said.
"The proposed improvements would allow for a northbound merge lane near the intersection of Bridge and George streets to allow more vehicles to travel through.
"This change would improve traffic flow and safety for all motorists heading towards Freemans Reach and Wilberforce as well as the wider road network."
The spokesperson said adding the new merge lane while work is already being carried out on the project would ensure Thompson Square would not be impacted in the future.
"More than 25,000 northbound vehicles will be using the bridge each day by 2026 so it is important to ensure this section of road is ready for future traffic volumes," the spokesperson said.
"Transport for NSW is also pleased to confirm the southern end of the existing Windsor Bridge will be retained as a viewing platform so the community can continue to enjoy the beautiful views of the Hawkesbury River.
"The platform will preserve the nature of the existing bridge as well as show the 1897 increased bridge height of 2.4 metres at the pier and the 1922 concrete deck.
"Once the project is complete, the newly aligned Thompson Square will provide the community with unified green space and uninterrupted access to the viewing platform.
Feedback on the Windsor Bridge replacement design change is invited until Thursday 7 November and will be considered before the proposed modification is finalised.
Comments on the design and further details can be provided to the Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment.
For more information, visit the Windsor Bridge replacement project webpage.