Batar Creek Road connects the rural village of Kendall with Stewarts River in the south and has an average daily traffic volume of approximately 500 vehicles. 4km's south of Kendall along Batar Creek Road, O'Neill's Bridge is an existing two-span timber structure fording Batar Creek.
The project includes the replacement of O’Neill’s Bridge with a raised dual lane concrete structure significantly improving safety, accessibility, and amenity for the broader community.
This project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Port Macquarie Hastings Council, and is currently in the construction phase with completion due in mid-2018.
Batar Creek Rd will remain open throughout construction via a single lane of traffic over the existing bridge, controlled by temporary traffic lights. Reduced speed limits and altered traffic conditions will apply.
The Bridge Replacement Program is part of the significant upcoming works program to be rolled out across the Local Government Area over the next three financial years.
O’Neills Bridge on Batar Creek Road just outside of Kendall is now complete. A big thanks to the local community for your patience during the works which have seen the:
- removal of an old single-lane timber bridge
- installation of a new raised dual-lane concrete bridge that reduces likelihood of future flood events
- upgrade of road approaches improving visibility and safety for motorists
To improve the way we deliver important projects for our community, we're asking for feedback on this project. Let us know what you think here.
This page was last updated on: 11 September 2019