Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Opening of Burrill Lake Bridge

A significant community event celebrating the soon to be opened Burrill Lake Bridge will be held on Saturday 23 September from 10am – 12pm at the Lions Park, Burrill Lake.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock announced the $58 million Burrill Lake Bridge is on track to open within weeks and said the community event is the best way to thank the public for its ongoing patience as this wonderful project has progressed.

“The community will be invited to walk the new bridge from 10am time following a formal presentation and ribbon cutting,” Mrs Hancock said.

“I hope to see as many people at this event and I can’t wait to walk across the new 290 metre bridge with them.

“The community has watched as this bridge has been built and it’s only fair they get a chance to walk across it before we see vehicles on it.

“The new bridge will improve road safety and travel times for motorists, and pedestrian safety within the town.

“The local community have championed this bridge for more than 25 years and the opening of the bridge is a thank you for their hard work and patience during construction of the bridge.

“Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will move permanently onto the new bridge in the weeks following the event.

“We remain focussed on completing remaining work on the bridge including roundabouts, pedestrian paths, improved car parking, completion of the southern foreshore park and fishing platform and removal of the existing causeway and bridge.

“I’ve been amazed at the progress made on this terrific project since work commenced in April 2016.

“Local community group the Milton Ulladulla Hospital Auxiliary will also be in attendance to fundraise for the hospital, I encourage everyone to donate a gold coin or what they can,” Mrs Hancock said.

Parking will be available at the south-eastern end of Lions Park. Pedestrians will be able to access the event from the Dolphin Point Road roundabout or under the new bridge at the Burrill Lake southern shops. Motorists and pedestrians should follow the direction of signs and staff on the day.

Burrill Lake Bridge c1900
Burrill Lake Bridge c1900

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