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Kapooka Bridge Upgrade

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2015 - Mid 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$55,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$0
Local Council/Shire:Wagga Wagga City Council
State:NSW

Project Description

This project will replace the Kapooka Bridge on the Olympic Highway, 7.5 kilometres south of Wagga Wagga across the main Sydney to Melbourne railway line.  A new four lane bridge will be constructed to the north of the existing structure and the Olympic Highway will be realigned to improve the approaches to the bridge.

Benefits

The project is expected to improve safety, reduce travel times and improve freight efficiency.

Funding

The Australian and NSW governments are each contributing $27.5 million to this project.  The Australian Government contribution is funded from interest accrued on the prepayment for Hume Highway projects. 

Timetable

Construction commenced in early 2015 and the project was opened to traffic in June 2016.

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Project details last updated: 11/01/2017