Key Milestone for Frame Drive Bridge

Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce work on Frame Drive Bridge, Abermain will commence shortly as the relocation of electricity utilities has now started.
Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce work on Frame Drive Bridge, Abermain will commence shortly as the relocation of electricity utilities has now started.

The single lane bridge will be replaced with a concrete two lane bridge after Council was forced to close the current structure due to safety concerns following the April 2015 storm event.

Council’s General Manager, Stephen Glen said there has been a lot of planning behind the scenes and it’s great to see it coming to fruition at the site.

“I’d like to thank the community for their patience as Council worked hard to secure the funds needed for a long term, safe and suitable solution for the bridge”.

“This puts us another step closer to the construction phase of the new bridge which will have an open load limit, two way travel and pedestrian walkways on both sides”, Mr Glen said.

Funding was set aside in Council’s 2015/16 Budget to undertake investigation and preliminary design works to have the project shovel ready. This initiative helped Council secure essential funding through the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme Round Two.

Road works will also be undertaken on Frame Drive following the installation of the new structure. Updates and information on the project are available at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/works.