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Chardon Bridge replacement set to start

Published: 28 March 2017

Chardon Bridge replacement set to start
Cr Phil Pidgeon and Cr Laurie Koranski at the existing Chardon Bridge, which is set to be replaced.

The $3.2 million replacement of Chardon Bridge is set to start in mid-April.

Changed traffic conditions will be in place around the bridge, including closure of Chardon Bridge Rd between Beenleigh-Beaudesert Rd and Plunkett Rd, Cedar Creek.

Logan City Council Roads and Water Infrastructure Chairman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon said the timber bridge was being replaced to ensure the ongoing safety of motorists and other bridge users.

“As we know timber bridges have a limited lifespan and Chardon Bridge will be replaced with a new two-lane reinforced concrete bridge,” he said.

“As well as the bridge replacement, road pavement rehabilitation works will be undertaken on the approaches to the bridge and new road drainage, guard rails and signage will be installed.

“A signed traffic detour will operate around the work zone via Chardon Bridge Rd, Veivers Rd and Beenleigh-Beaudesert Rd. An alternative route will also be available via Plunkett Rd and Waterford-Tamborine Rd for motorists travelling south.”

Division 4 Councillor, Laurie Koranski said the new bridge would be installed approximately six metres higher than the existing structure to reduce flooding impacts during wet weather events with a two-metre wide path on the north eastern side of the bridge.

“We realise the construction will at times cause inconvenience to motorists but Council has made every effort to minimise disruption to the local community as much as practical,” she said.

“Access to Cedar Creek School and the Cedar Creek Community Hall will be maintained from Beenleigh-Beaudesert Rd at all times during the works and variable message signs will be installed prior to the works starting to provide advanced notification of the traffic arrangements.”

The majority of works will occur during the day between Monday to Friday however some night works may be required at times for certain activities.

City of Gold Coast Acting Mayor Donna Gates said congestion busting and building better roads was a priority for the city.

“Road and bridge upgrades are not cheap but they are must haves,” said Cr Gates.

“The Chardon Bridge replacement is a great example of local and Federal Government working hand in hand to improve our road network.”

The $3.2 million project is being jointly funded by Logan City Council, City of Gold Coast and the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme and is expected to be completed in September 2017, weather permitting.

If you have any queries about the project, please call 3412 9600.