PLANNED ROUTE: A map of where the new Tabulam Bridge will go.
PLANNED ROUTE: A map of where the new Tabulam Bridge will go.

Tabulam to get a new bridge

THE Tabulam Bridge is soon to be replaced as part of the New South Wales Government's Bridges for the Bush program.

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said the new bridge met local and through-traffic demands and reduced annual maintenance costs.

"The preferred route (option D) starts on the Bruxner Hwy west of the Clarence River, eliminating a tight bend near Clarence River Rd and the Tabulam Preschool, then sweeps to the south of the existing bridge," he said.

"It rejoins the highway at the Clarence St intersection.

"The option is about 1km in length, with a new 300m bridge over the Clarence River and a new bridge at the Clarence River Overflow Bridge No.1."

Lismore MP Thomas George said the preferred route, over Tabulam Bridge, 55km west of Casino on the Bruxner Hwy, was chosen in close consultation with the community and provided the best overall balance between functional, environmental, social and economic factors.

The Preferred Route Options Report is now available at www.rms.nsw.gov.au.



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