Wheelbarrow Road re-opened to the public on Friday 11 December 2020, following upgrade works undertaken by Shoalhaven City Council.
The works included the construction of a new and improved Wheelbarrow Road bridge over Lucy Kings Creek, Morton as well as seven metre wide bitumen sealed surface along 2.3 kilometres of Wheelbarrow Road that were previously unsealed.
The Council-funded project cost $1.3 million dollars and took ten months to complete.
The January bushfires destroyed the timber Wheelbarrow Road bridge, along with four other bridges in the Shoalhaven.
Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley said, “Council has worked as quickly as possible to rebuild infrastructure damaged by the fires with more fire resilient replacements.
“I’m delighted that in addition to a fire resilient bridge, the upgrades to Wheelbarrow Road will improve safety and access for residents and visitors to Morton,” she said.
“The Wheelbarrow Road project included vegetation clearing, earthworks and road widening. It has taken time to secure funding, finalise tenders and arrange contracts but it has been worth the wait”, said Clr Findley.
Image: Shoalhaven City Council’s Mayor Amanda Findley on Wheelbarrow Road.