Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane has officially declared Brodrick Boulevard Bridge “open” to the public.
Mayor Keane and members from She Runs The Hills (SRTH) tested the new $2.8 million bridge with a short fun run followed by a morning tea.
Mayor Keane said Brodrick Boulevard Bridge will provide an important link within the Balmoral Road release area of Kellyville.
“This new overpass will allow access for motorists and pedestrians over Strangers Creek between Arnold Avenue and Windsor Road,” Mayor Keane said.
“It will help relieve increased traffic demand in the area and also cater for the rise in active travel with an improved footpath to be used by pedestrians and cyclists.
“The Hills Shire Council is committed to investing in important infrastructure to make it easier and safer for our residents,” Mayor Keane added.
Construction for the project commenced in October 2016 and took more than eight months to complete.
The bridge consists of 1800 tonnes of reinforced concrete, and was designed by Cardno and built by a local contractor Delaney Civil Pty Ltd.
It spans more than 45 metres over Strangers Creek, providing protection to the intricate creekline and native wildlife and vegetation that live there.
This vital piece of infrastructure is one of a number of important projects Council is currently working on, including a brand new community playground at Oxlade Street Reserve.