Flat Rock Creek Bridge now open
19 October 2020
Member for Heathcote is pleased to announce the 75-year old Flat Rock Creek Bridge at the Royal National Park has been replaced and Sir Bertram Stevens Drive is now open to traffic.
Lee Evans said Transport for NSW began the replacement work last month, with the aim to reopen the bridge to the local community and visitors before the busy summer months.
“The community and businesses in Bundeena and Maianbar lived through a tough bushfire season and have since experienced a drop in trade because of Coronavirus,” Mr Evans said.
Lee Evans said Transport for NSW wanted to carry out the replacement of Flat Rock Creek Bridge at a time when fewer people are on the roads due to Coronavirus and because of the cooler weather.
“Over the past seven weeks, our crews have been working around the clock to replace the bridge and open it as quickly as possible to motorists travelling to and from the Royal National Park. We are pleased to have achieved this outcome for the local community, particularly as we come into the peak spring and summer months.” Mr Evans said.
The replacement of Flat Rock Creek Bridge marks the third and final stage of a three-stage approach to improving safety at the Royal National Park. Stage one involved maintenance work on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive between Garie Road and McKell Avenue, and slope rehabilitation work on McKell Avenue was carried out as part of the second stage of works.
Transport for NSW will finish sign posting, pavement markings and slope stabilising at Flat Rock Creek Bridge until the end of the month.
Work will be carried out from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, weather permitting.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and allow extra travel time.
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Transport for NSW thanks the community for their patience during this time. For more information about this project visit Royal National Park road upgrades