The doubling of the Pacific Highway in Lisarow is driving the concrete girders for a new railway bridge, which will go into operation on the weekend of March 13-14, to improve traffic flow, travel times and safety.

27 girders were loaded with a crane on the northern section of the Pacific Highway and transported by oversized trucks along the highway to the new bridge, where they were installed with a 600 ton crane.

Over the weekend and Monday, a crew of more than 70 workers was required to install these girders in a complex facility while the railway line was closed for regular maintenance.

The replication project has done around 1,000 people since work began about two years ago, including more than 150 different suppliers and contractors.

The concrete beams were lifted into place from early Saturday morning and the crews worked around the clock to ensure that the work was completed by the time the rail line reopened.

The $ 178 million project will provide its 30,000 daily users with two lanes of travel in each direction on the Pacific Highway between Ourimbah St and Parsons Rd.

At the intersections of Railway Cres and Macdonalds Rd, as well as a better parking connection at Lisarow station, work is currently being carried out on the installation of traffic lights.

In mid-2021, traffic will be relocated to a new section of the Ridgeway so that work can be carried out to widen the intersection.

Source:
Media release, March 15
NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole
Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch