Quambatook-Boort Road bridge open
Published on 26 March 2020
Motorists travelling through Quambatook via Boort are now benefiting from the installation of a new structure spanning the Avoca River.
Quambatook-Boort Road reopened earlier today following the completion of works to replace the bridge, which provides a road connection between the Quambatook township and the Quambatook Recreation Reserve, with a two-lane concrete structure that will be able to withstand higher mass limits.
“The replacement bridge will provide an efficient, safe and effective first and last mile transport route for producers, including reducing the number of required heavy vehicle movements and travel times, thereby meeting required freight demands to processing facilities,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.
Works to replace the bridge began in mid-January, with the project completed within the predicted eight-week timeframe.
“Secondary works to asphalt the approaches on both sides of the bridge will occur in the coming weeks, which may require the bridge to be closed for part of a day,” Mayor Learmonth said.
“Council thanks the community for its patience as these works were undertaken.”
The Quambatook-Boort Road bridge works are funded by a $423,333 contribution from Regional Roads Victoria’s Fixing Country Roads program and are part of Council’s $10.877 million capital works program, outlined in the 2019/2020 budget.