Last bus to Lomas

The sight of a large bus parked on Lomas Lane marks the start of work on the replacement of Lomas Lane Bridge, Nulkaba.

The sight of a large bus parked on Lomas Lane marks the start of work on the replacement of Lomas Lane Bridge, Nulkaba.

The 12 metre bus is the unique mobile office of Kenpass, who have been engaged by Cessnock City Council to complete the work, and will be the last bus to cross the old structure.  

 Residents will notice the vehicle parked on site during the construction period which commenced today. The bus, purchased from Breast Screen Australia has a new lease on life after being converted into a 24 hour on site office.  

Cessnock City Council’s, General Manager Stephen Glen welcomed the arrival of the interesting site office and the start of another project under Council’s capital works program.  

“The single lane timber girder bridge has deteriorated over time and is no longer adequate”.  

“At the moment the bridge has a load limit of 12T which will be removed once the new bridge is opened”, said Mr Glen.  

The wooden bridge will be replaced by a 12 metre, single lane, single span reinforced concrete bridge.   

A temporary side track and bridge will be installed to allow continued access to businesses and residents on Lomas Lane.  

The installation of the temporary bridge will commence tomorrow with the road to be closed from 9:30am to 2:30pm.   

Cessnock City Council thanks residents for their patience during the construction period.  

Hunter Valley Zoo will remain open during the upgrade with an alternate route set up. To find out more call 02 4990 7714, visit www.huntervalleyzoo.com.au or jump on their Facebook page for details.