Work has started on a new road bridge connecting the Olympic Park grounds to Wilder Street in Muswellbrook | Muswellbrook Chronicle


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Construction has started on a new road bridge over Muscle Creek that will connect the Olympic Park grounds to Wilder Street. The construction of the new bridge is part of the improvements made by the Council to the sports facilities of the enclosure as part of the master plan for the Olympic Park. According to a “Review of Environmental Factors” report on the development of the Olympic Park, “the upgrading of the enclosure will allow the organization of larger regional events in Muswellbrook, including the hosting of National League games. rugby (NRL) ”. According to the Olympic Park Master Plan, released in August 2018, the “new bridge is proposed to be one-way, to limit the impact on existing residential homes on Wilder Street” and the “Wilder Street exit on the New England Highway is proposed as left out. alone. ”The Muswellbrook Shire council said the project has a total budget of $ 2.7 million which includes the construction of the bridge and the upgrading of the associated road approaches that connect Wilder St to Wilkinson Ave. The council has stated that it aims to complete the bridge around March 2022, however the construction schedule is subject to weather delays, especially due to recent rains. Access road construction and restoration at the site will most likely extend until June 2022, the council said.

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Construction has started on a new road bridge over Muscle Creek that will connect the Olympic Park grounds to Wilder Street.

The construction of the new bridge is part of the improvements made by the Council to the sports facilities of the enclosure as part of the master plan for the Olympic Park.

According to a “Review of Environmental Factors” report on the development of the Olympic Park, “the upgrading of the enclosure will allow the organization of larger regional events in Muswellbrook, including the hosting of National League games. rugby (NRL) ”.

According to the Olympic Park Master Plan, released in August 2018, the “new bridge is proposed to be one-way, to limit the impact on existing residential homes on Wilder Street” and the “Wilder Street exit on the New England Highway is proposed as left out. alone”.

CONSTRUCTION: The construction of the new bridge is part of the Muswellbrook Shire Council Olympic Park master plan to modernize the arena’s sports facilities. Photo: Mathew Perry

The Muswellbrook Shire Council said the project has a total budget of $ 2.7 million which includes construction of the bridge and upgrades to associated road approaches that connect Wilder St to Wilkinson Ave.

Council said it aims to complete the bridge around March 2022, but the construction schedule is subject to weather delays, especially due to recent rains.

The construction of access roads and restoration at the site will most likely extend until June 2022, the council said.


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