Pedestrian Bridge To Ease Mobility On Merrigal Street

Wednesday, 03 Mar 2021

Pedestrian Bridge To Ease Mobility On Merrigal Street Funding made available through the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program will see the construction of a pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the canal on the southern side of Merrigal Street between Noorla Street and Kywong Street.
The construction of the bridge will allow connectivity between Westend Stadium and Jubilee, bringing the Sports Precincts together, and creates a safe thoroughfare for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the canal safely at Merrigal Street.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said with the creation of the Sports Precinct including the upgrades at Jubilee Oval and the redevelopment of the Westend Sports Facility, it is expected that pedestrian and cyclist traffic will increase.
“Connection from our sporting facilities will be increasingly important with the redevelopments, and providing safe commuter access is paramount,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“Additionally, the bridge will also provide a safer passage to the CBD for residents in West Griffith.”
The construction of the bridge will be undertaken by local contractors who will manufacture and install the bridge.
Council’s Director Infrastructure and Operations, Mr Phil King said the construction is expected to be completed by 30 June 2021, weather permitting.
“Normal hours of construction will be from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, however works may occasionally be required on Saturdays and Sundays,” said Mr King.
“So far, the works involved include clearing of minor vegetation and the remaining works will be footing installation, bridge installation, approaches and minor concrete works.”
For questions regarding these works contact Phil King, Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Operations, on 1300 176 077.
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