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Helensvale – Helensvale Road – bridge refurbishment

Commencing: March 2021
Completion: July 2021 (weather permitting)
Cost: $500,000

Project information 

We will be undertaking maintenance works on the Helensvale Road Bridge over Saltwater Creek in Helensvale. These works are necessary to ensure the ongoing safety and serviceability of the bridge.

Construction details

The purpose of the works is to rehabilitate the main bridge components. The scope of maintenance works includes:

  • repair of concrete cracks and any spalling to headstocks and piles
  • bridge deck expansion joint renewal including wearing surface repairs
  • clean and apply protective coating to concrete headstocks and piles. 

Impacts during construction

  • Motorists will be affected as Helensvale Road will be reduced to one lane during remediation of the deck and bridge approaches. No full road closures are planned at this stage.
  • Pedestrian and boating access under the bridge will be maintained at all times.
  • Local residents with boats may have to coordinate with higher tides to navigate the open portals as the works progress along the bridge – or they may use an alternate route to the Coomera River.  
  • Clear signage and safety controls will be in place at all times to notify motorists, pedestrians and water vessels about the changed traffic conditions.
  • Hours of work will be between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Night work is not required at this point in time.
  • We will make a considerable effort  to minimise disturbances. However local residents and motorists may notice construction noise and minor traffic delays during the construction phase. They may also experience additional water traffic with materials and plant arriving and working off barges.

Community benefits

The benefits of this project include: 

  • ensuring the structural integrity and extended service life of bridge components
  • improving safety for all bridge users
  • reducing ongoing maintenance costs.

Thank you for your patience during these works.

More information

For more information please contact the Project Manager on 07 5667 3780.

Location of works

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