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Motorists face changed traffic conditions at Hexham, Mayfield

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Work on Ironbark Creek Bridge at Hexham, as well as projects at Mayfield West and North, is expected to impact motorists this week.

As part of the Hexham Straight Widening, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) will carry out bridge piling for the new southbound structure over Ironbark Creek.

It includes delivery of plant and materials, construction of a temporary working platform and installation of bored and driven piles.

Work, which starts on Monday 26 February, is scheduled to take place from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. 

“Motorists are likely to notice large equipment in the area surrounding Ironbark Creek Bridge during proceedings, including a piling rig, cranes, rolling blockages and delivery of large steel casings,” a TfNSW spokesperson said.

“Traffic control and a reduced speed will be applied, while the current 60km/h limits will remain outside of the work activity.

“People should expect about a five-minute delay up to four times a day for the delivery of plant and materials.

“Work will also be carried out from the temporary working platform, within the tidal zone, between 5.30am and 7am and 6pm and 8pm.

“Two Sundays, from 1pm to 8pm, are required, too.

“The bridge piling is anticipated to be complete in about 10 weeks, weather permitting.”

Meanwhile, the intersection of Industrial Drive and Maitland Road, Mayfield West, and the intersection of Selwyn and George streets, Mayfield North, will undergo survey work to set-up improvements at both sites.

Work will be undertaken from 7am to 5pm on Monday 26 February and is expected to be completed in one shift, weather permitting.

It won’t involve lane closures, however sections of the road shoulders will be closed at Industrial Drive and Maitland Road.

The work at Selwyn Street and George Street involves a single lane closure and sections of the road shoulders will also be closed.

“Temporary shoulder closures, traffic control and reduced speed limits of 40km/h will be in place for the safety of pedestrians, workers and motorists,” the spokesperson said.

“We thank everyone for their patience during this time.”

For the latest traffic updates, download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit livetraffic.com or phone 132 701.

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