Currumbin Valley – Currumbin Creek Road – replacement of Boyd's Bridge

  • Project typeRoads & transport
  • Project value$3.6 million
  • Project scheduleOctober 2021 to August 2022 (weather permitting)
Boyd's Bridge

We are replacing Boyd's Bridge on Currumbin Creek Road over Currumbin Creek.

The existing timber bridge is over 60 years old and has reached the end of its useful life. A new concrete bridge will be constructed on a similar footprint.

We will maintain road access at all times. A temporary side track next to the existing bridge will be provided for the duration of the construction activities. Short term traffic changes and speed restrictions will be in place and may cause minor travel delays.

This project will cost approximately $3.6 million and is partly funded by the Australian Government's Bridges Renewal Program.

Construction details

We are undertaking:

  • vegetation clearing and weed removal to make room for temporary side track and new bridge
  • upslope embankment stabilisation (soil nails)
  • installation of the temporary side track – single lane with traffic lights
  • demolition of the existing timber bridge
  • construction of a new concrete bridge – raised to improve flood resilience and featuring two traffic lanes, safety shoulders and a pedestrian walkway
  • road works approximately 45 metres either side of the bridge
  • post-construction environmental rehabilitation and tree planting.

An environmental scientist and fauna spotter will supervise works to mitigate the impact on local fauna and flora.

Public impacts

  • We are making considerable effort to reduce disruptions. However, local residents may notice construction noise, piling operations and dust at times.
  • Signage will notify motorists about the changed traffic conditions.
  • Working hours will be between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Benefits to the community

  • Unrestricted vehicular access (the existing load limit of 20 tonnes will be removed)
  • Improved safety for all bridge users including addition of a pedestrian walkway
  • Improved flood resilience
  • Reduced ongoing maintenance costs

Location

Boyd's Bridge, Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley 4223  
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