Ashton Avenue Bridge Replacement, Claremont
We are replacing the ageing Ashton Avenue Bridge over the railway in Claremont in 2018.
The old timber bridge was built more than 100 years ago and currently has a 12-tonne load limit. Replacing it with a modern steel and concrete structure will ensure it is suitable for all standard vehicles.
This project is jointly funded by the Federal and State Government, under Round Three of the Bridges Renewal Program.
Pre-construction works are almost complete, however there will be some night works undertaken in the rail reserve by the Public Transport Authority from 8 to 11 January, as well as other supplementary works in the coming months. The traffic signals at Ashton Avenue and Gugeri Street intersection will be modified in January.
We expect to establish a site compound in late-January and close the bridge in early-February. Demolition of the old timber bridge is planned to occur during a rail shutdown from 23 February. Detours will be in place for road and path users.
The new bridge is due to be completed by September.
The new Ashton Avenue bridge will include a second traffic lane southbound to provide a dedicated right-turn lane on this busy route and improve traffic flow.
The temporary right turn from Chancellor Street to Gugeri Street - implemented after the weight restriction was applied to the bridge - will be removed. The right turn from Gugeri Street to Ashton Avenue will also be prohibited to improve traffic flow and safety through the intersection.
Pedestrian facilities and shared paths will also be upgraded to current standards, along with lighting, barriers, drainage and signs.