Planning is progressing well for Nepean River Green Bridge with tenders invited to build the future cyclist and pedestrian connection between Penrith and Emu Plains.
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith said community feedback has been invaluable in planning the key walking and cycling across the historic Nepean River rowing course.
“The community has provided extensive feedback helping us improve the design and location of this bridge which is expected to benefit residents and visitors alike,” Stuart Ayres said.
“The revised bridge features fewer piers on the western side ensuring the historic rowing course can be enjoyed by rowers for many years to come.”
Two shortlisted companies have been invited to formally tender to build the project, which is expected to start early next year, as preliminary work continues.
“Last month divers checked the river bed for any obstructions as part of recent utility investigation work,” Stuart Ayres said.
“Further work is continuing using a truck-mounted rig to drill one borehole on the eastern side and ten boreholes on the western side of the river to inform the relocation of utilities.
“Community members are thanked in advance for their patience while early work is under way to inform major building for this project,” Stuart Ayres said.
Relocation of overhead power lines will start late this year, with building work to start next year.
For more information on the Nepean River Green Bridge and other projects developing in the Penrith area visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects