The new Uarbry Bridge on the Golden Highway, located around 30
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the bridge was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments as part of a four-year package of upgrades on the Golden Highway.
“This new bridge replaces an old, low-level causeway to provide one-in-100-year flood immunity for this section of the highway,”
“This will significantly reduce traffic disruptions and improve safety for all users of the highway.”
NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime
“The Uarbry Bridge will boost the productivity of the agriculture and mining industries by supporting access for larger heavy vehicles,”
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Golden Highway package of works would improve links between the Newell, New England and Pacific Highways.
“The benefits of this project are many – including travel time savings, reduced vehicle operating costs, reduced ongoing road maintenance costs and improved road safety,”
NSW Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said traffic was now
“Traffic moved onto the bridge in late February with road approaches to the new bridge completed last month. We thank the community for its patience while works took place,”
The Australian Government has committed $23.8 million to the Golden Highway Belford to Dubbo improvements under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, with the NSW Government providing the remaining $23.8 million.
Photo attached: Alistair Lunn Director Western Region RMS, Mark Coulton MP Federal Member for Parkes, Andrew Schier The Nationals Candidate for Barwon, Kevin Humphries MP State Member for Barwon and Anne-Louise Capel Warrumbungle Shire Council