Queens Bridge - Kings Highway
Transport for NSW has completed safety improvements on the Kings Highway on the northern approach to Braidwood. In 2012 the NSW Centre for Road Safety and Roads and Maritime Services carried out a route safety review of 117 km of the Kings Highway between the Princes Highway roundabout at Batemans Bay and the eastern most part of the ACT border just north of Bungendore. Transport for NSW is delivering a program of safety and efficiency upgrades on the Kings Highway to keep the community safe and freight moving between Batemans Bay and the NSW/ACT border. The $20 million upgrade is expected to take about 18 months, weather permitting. Transport for NSW is carrying out urgent natural disaster recovery work on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain. As part of this work, there will be traffic changes on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain. The Kings Highway is the main eastwest road between Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast and the ACT. The Highway is 137 kilometres long and links towns and cities such as Canberra, Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Braidwood, Nelligen and Batemans Bay. Transport for NSW will carry out maintenance work on Queens Bridge over the Queanbeyan River.
DEC 2022Christmas break
Work on the Queens Bridge will temporarily shut down from Wednesday 21 December for the peak Christmas period and restart on Monday 9 January.
Work will continue for another two months to early March, weather pending.
The closure on Collett Street and the related detour have now been removed.
The single lane closure at Trinculo Place will remain in place until the project is complete. Pedestrian access under bridge will be maintained at all times.
There will be no changes to traffic on the Kings Highway over the Queens Bridge.
Testing of the paint on the Queens Bridge, identified quantities of lead that exceed acceptable levels.
Transport will remove the lead paint from the steel girders under the Queens Bridge by method of abrasive blast. Works will be conducted using ground scaffolding at either abutment of the bridge and suspended scaffolding along its length, which also includes a state-of-the-art contamination containment encasing.
The bridge will then be repainted.
Closures and Detours
One lane will be closed under the north side of the bridge at Trinculo Place.
The closure of both lanes may be required at times. The community will be notified in advance of any potential traffic impacts.
When work starts on the south span of the bridge, both lanes along Collett Street under the bridge will be closed. Detours will be in place to allow traffic access to their destinations on both sides of the bridge. View the maps for more information.
Parking will be reduced along Trinculo Place during the work, including the temporary removal of one parking space on the west side of the bridge. The project site office will occupy two of the carparks on the eastern side of the bridge.
There will be some noise and vibration for the duration of this work. We will make every effort to minimise the noise for residents and complete this work as quickly as possible.
Night work may be included as part of this work. Residents will be advised prior to work commencing and the community will be notified in advance of all work and any potential traffic impacts.
Pedestrian access on the Kings Highway over the bridge will not be impacted by the project. Pedestrian access under the bridge will also be maintained on both sides of the bridge through-out the project.
The project will eliminate the risk of lead-based contamination caused by deteriorating paintwork over the Queanbeyan River and surrounding land.
The new coat of paint also has a minimum design life of 20 years, requiring only minor maintenance.
For further information about this project contact:
Mail: Queens Bridge, PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2500