Clutha District Council is undertaking major repair work on the Tuapeka Mouth Bridge.
The bridge will be closed from Monday July 6 at 7am, till October 15, 2020.
While the bridge is closed there will be a foot bridge installed for pedestrian access over the river. Detour routes (via Break Neck Road) will also be displayed next to the bridge closure signage for non-local advice on alternative routes.
Council has awarded the repair work to Southroads and acknowledges the major disruption that this will cause to those affected.
Previous repair work showed that the bridge abutment was damaged, this damage was then investigated further with funding not available for repair.
Council presented a business case to NZ Transport Agency and Council was able to secure subsidised funding to carry out this work.
This work is being carried out at reduced cost to ratepayers and according to Consulting Engineers, this should be the last major bridge work, apart from routine maintenance, for the next 30 years.
As the last major repair work caused significant disruption to the community, SouthRoads, Consulting Engineers and Council are keen to work in with locals to minimise disruption as much as is practically possible.
Southroads has already established themselves on site to carry out preparatory work.
For more information contact Council on 0800 801 350.