Westernport Water is undertaking critical maintenance work on the main water and sewerage pipelines connected to the underside of the Phillip Island/San Remo bridge from 26 February until November 2024.
To minimise impacts to traffic and the community, suspended scaffolding will be attached under the bridge so that workers can safely access the pipes. Both lanes of the bridge will remain open and unaffected.
With safety, our key priority, the vehicle mass limit on the bridge will be temporarily reduced to 42.5 tonnes to protect the structural integrity of the bridge while we carry out this critical maintenance work.
Quotes attributed to Dona Tantirimudalige, Managing Director Westernport Water
“Using suspended scaffolding results in the bridge remaining safe and open for all general road users, (including emergency response vehicles) and freight vehicles weighing 42.5 tonnes or less.”
“We’re working closely with the freight industry and the Department of Transport and Planning to ensure heavy vehicle operators are well informed so they can plan ahead to minimise impacts to their operations.”
Quote attributed to Beth Liley, Executive Director, Gippsland, Department of Transport and Planning
“Introducing heavy vehicle mass limits for the duration of these works will ensure that the site is safe for both workers and other road users.”
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is responsible for enforcing mass limits and will monitor compliance as part of their everyday activities when working in the area.
Heavy vehicle operators are advised to refer to the “Heavy Vehicle Map Networks in Victoria” for planned and unplanned disruptions to the road network.
Westernport Water media enquiries to Manager Communications and Engagement on 1300 720 711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Transport and Planning media enquiries on 9854 2160 or email@example.com