One path, two pedestrian bridges: work begins on Forest Hill cycle link

Work started this week on the Forest Hill link of Wagga Wagga City Council’s Active Travel Plan.

A one-kilometre shared path and two pedestrian footbridges will be constructed between Kooringal Road and Vincent Road as part of the link.

Council’s Associate Director Projects Silas Darby said he is expecting the work to be completed by the end pf February 2023, weather permitting.

“It’s great to see the first section of the Forest Hill link begin,” Mr Darby said.

“We’ll be installing two bridges over Marshalls Creek that are three metres wide and about 20 metres in length.

“During construction we ask the public to take extra care when in the area as there will be heavy vehicles and machinery onsite.

“The second section of the link will run alongside the disused rail corridor through to Elizabeth Avenue. Work for this section will start pending approval from the Australian Rail Track Corporation.”

Seven of the 13 Active Travel Plan links have been completed. Aside from Forest Hill, the remaining links are close to completion with minor finishing works such as line marking still to be done.

“Carrying out the work for a project that spans the city is not a linear process – it’s rather like putting together a jigsaw puzzle,” Mr Darby said.

“The construction of link sections is dependent on weather and the availability of contractors and building materials.”

The Active Travel Plan project is jointly funded by the NSW Government and Wagga Wagga City Council.

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