Bridging the gap in Michelago: New Ryrie Street bridge project begins

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Council is pleased to announce that construction of the long-awaited Ryrie Street Bridge in Michelago commenced today, Wednesday 10 April 2024. This new bridge will improve safety and accessibility for local residents, and is expected to be complete by the end of June 2024. All dates are subject to weather.

Replacing a hazardous and only seasonally-passable causeway, the extension of Ryrie Street – via a new 20-metre bridge over Michelago Creek – will allow residents from the southern end of the Michelago area along Micalago Road to access the village centre without using the Monaro Highway.

This work will improve road safety and slash travel times for local drivers and highway commuters, especially during peak tourist season. By allowing local traffic to bypass the Monaro Highway, the new Ryrie Street Bridge will also greatly reduce emergency response times.

No detour will be in place during construction, with access between Micalago Road and the village centre along the Monaro Highway unaffected by this work.

‘This bridge has been a priority for our community for some time, and we are thrilled to be getting underway with the construction of this important project,’ said Mayor Chris Hanna.

‘We are really grateful for the support of the Australian Government to get this project done, and I want to thank the many stakeholders involved in the approval process at the state level for working with us to reach this point.’

‘Council appreciates the Michelago community’s patience and support as we worked through the lengthy planning and approval process this project required,’ said Mayor Hanna.

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