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.
The bridge is closed and demolition is scheduled to occur during a rail shutdown over the weekend starting 23 February. Detours are in place. During demolition, one eastbound lane will be closed on Gugeri Street and no right turns will be permitted into Chancellor Street (alternative access will be available via Loch Street).
From approximately 5pm on 22 February, cyclists and pedestrians will also be required to follow a short detour. This will remain in place throughout the construction period.
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.