Abergeldie awarded contract to build $220.2 million New Dubbo Bridge in NSW

Dubbo Bridge

Abergeldie, New Dubbo Bridge, Newell Highway Upgrade, NSW, road construction,

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$220.2m investment on the New Dubbo Bridge across Wambuul-Macquarie River to be built by Abergeldie, with major constructions beginning in early 2023.

The New Dubbo Bridge across the Wambuul-Macquarie River, the floodplain and the adjoining road construction will be built by the successful contractor, Abergeldie. 

Early works on the project commenced in August 2022, with the Brisbane Street and Darling Street intersection works now well underway. The project is expected to be completed by late 2026. 

“As we’ve seen in the recent flood events, roads and bridges are a vulnerable point which can leave communities cut off and put drivers at risk. The New Dubbo Bridge will transform how residents and freight operators travel in and through Dubbo and western NSW,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

Twenty per cent of the qualified tradespersons working on the project must also be apprentices, providing those just starting their career a chance to work on a legacy project that will change the shape of Dubbo,” says NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the project, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments, will improve traffic efficiency, reduce congestion for local, visiting and freight operators and commuters, and improve access across the Macquarie River floodplain during flood events.

“Recent severe weather events have once again highlighted the need for a second high-level crossing of the Wambuul-Macquarie River at Dubbo to keep our city open in times of flood,” says Mr Saunders.

“The New Dubbo Bridge project will leave a lasting legacy not only in travel in and through Dubbo but also in the new skills and experience it will provide for the local workforce.

“We’re very excited by what this project means for workers in Dubbo and western NSW, with a strong focus on engaging and supporting women, Aboriginal people, trainees, and young workers,” says Member of the Dubbo electorate, Dugald Saunders. 

The project team is working on finalising the detailed design for the beautification of Wiradjuri Park, with community consultation to commence this year, with the park required to be closed throughout construction.

Click here to find out more about the New Dubbo Bridge project. 

Source: © Commonwealth of Australia 2022

Image Source: © 2022 Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure

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