5 October 2018
An update to the programme. We had thought a few tasks could be completed during the October full closure but have had clarification that some need to happen during a subsequent closure in November
So this is the latest: The intersection will be closed to all vehicle traffic (bridge and Roxburgh East and Teviot Road approaches) from Tuesday 16 October. Fulton Hogan’s drilling crew expect to have finished their work (which the total closure is for) by the weekend. In any event the intersection will be open for the public holiday weekend.
A further closure of the bridge ONLY will be in place from Monday 5 November to Friday 16 November (including the weekend of the 10th and 11th) to allow construction of the new section of the abutment wall structure.
Pedestrians and cyclists are able to transit the work site throughout. Roxburgh East Road and Teviot Road will be open to traffic during this phase.
1 October 2018
Users of the Jedburgh Street Bridge in Roxburgh
will notice contractors starting work on the bridge strengthening project from
today, Monday 1 October.
Scaffolding will be put up to access the underside
of the bridge, where repair work will be carried out on the eastern abutment
and wing walls to maintain the structural integrity of the bridge.
The latest programme from contractors Fulton Hogan
includes a full road closure between Tuesday 16
and 23 October. During this estimated week-long closure vehicles will be unable
to access the bridge but cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to cross
it. The full closure is required to accommodate the
large drilling rig needed to carry out the abutment wall repair.
The bridge strengthening work is expected to be
completed by mid-January. The work will impact on traffic using Roxburgh East
Road, Teviot Road and the bridge.
Apart from the full closure mid-October,
Roxburgh East and Teviot Roads will be available for duration of the work, with
single lane restrictions in place at times.
The bridge will still be available
for cyclists and pedestrians while the vehicle closure is in place. Roxburgh
East and Teviot Roads will also still be available while the bridge is closed.
Once the work is completed the speed hump and
20km/h speed limit can be removed, and the weight limit on the bridge can be
changed to enable vehicles complying with the 54 tonne High Productivity Motor
Vehicle Loadings to use the bridge. This will improve economic productivity for
local businesses and transport companies that use this route.
Council will continue to provide updates to
residents as the work progresses.