Final stage to link new $5 million Draper bridge

Works are set to commence on the final stage of construction on the $5 million Bunya Road bridge project, linking the new 80m structure with the local road network.


Moreton Bay Regional Council Division 10 Councillor Matt Constance said the works mark the final step in addressing the 6km detour motorists would have to take during severe rain events.


“The bridge features three-spans and has been built at a higher level to minimise flooding effects, and replaces the existing one-way, low-level bridge to provide better access for motorists and improved response times for SES and emergency services workers in times of severe weather,” Cr Constance said.


“These final works will involve the construction of approximately half-a-kilometre of new roads to link the 10m-wide, two-lane bridge with the rest of Bunya Road and Heather Anne Drive.


Cr Constance said as part of the final stage, a section of Bunya Road and Heather Anne Drive would be temporarily closed from November 4 to mid-December 2017, weather permitting.


“Alternative routes will be in place for the duration of the works and residents will retain local access.


“I want to thank residents and motorists in advance for their patience as the final stage gets underway to create a more accessible, flood-resilient road network for the Draper community.”


Cr Constance acknowledged the Federal Government’s $2.5 million contribution towards the project through its Bridges Renewal Programme.

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