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Undocumented major underground utility infrastructure has delayed the replacement of a two-lane bridge in Chester Hill.
Contractors working on the million-dollar project at Hector Street, have been hampered by the discovery of a number of large obsolete concrete and steel pipes and now expect the works to be completed by the end of March.
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour said these unforeseen delays have been frustrating for all involved in the project.
“With more than 12,000 vehicles using the old Hector Street bridge every day, this new infrastructure is a critical and a long overdue upgrade that will significantly reduce congestion and travel time once completed,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Unfortunately, Council’s Contractor has experienced a number significant delays on what has been a project filled with unexpected twists and turns outside our control.”
The corridor under the bridge is also the supply for utilities to Sydney’s west, including water, power and gas and the relevant utility authority has overarching control over works in the area.
The delay in construction has been caused by the following:
“While I understand these delays are an inconvenience for local residents, any impact on the utility services would cause major disruption to the majority of Greater Sydney,” Mayor Asfour said.
“I can assure you, we are working tirelessly to get this project completed as soon as possible.”
With traffic congestion expected to worsen over the next week as school returns, Council is taking the following extra steps to lessen the impact of the delays:
27/01/2021 1:47 PM