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Eureka Road Bridge load limit reduced to 15 tonnes

Eureka Road Bridge load limit will be reduced to under 15 tonnes (gross vehicle mass) on Monday, 6 March.

The speed limit has also been reduced to 20 km per hour.

Signage and traffic control is in place at the bridge location. Interim speed humps will be installed to encourage low speeds.

Council’s acting infrastructure services director, Phil Warner, said an embankment slip had occurred at the site and an independent geotechnical engineers have recommended the interim safety measures.

“Planning is underway for geotechnical investigations to identify options for the stabilisation of the landslip,” he said.

At 15 tonnes, the school bus services, waste collection vehicles and emergency services vehicles will not be affected.

Mr Warner said an interim set of traffic lights installed earlier this week, have been decommissioned after expensive batteries were stolen with the aid of cutting tools.

Council would appreciate if anyone has witnessed this theft, knowledge about the theft, or sees future tampering with safety equipment and signs, that it is reported to the Police and Council staff.

Council apologises for the inconvenience to the travelling public and appreciates your cooperation.

Information updates will be provided on Council’s web site at http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/bridges or contact Shane Pearce on 6626 7072 or email shane.pearce@byron.nsw.gov.au.

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Byron Shire Council
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Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.