Hunter River Bridge on the New England Highway gets Higher Mass Limit access

13 March, 2014

The New England Hwy in NSW has been upgraded over the Hunter River at Aberdeen (near Scone, NSW) with a new bridge that allows for Higher Mass Limits (HML) and dual lanes. Scheduled for completion in April 2014, the new bridge will allow transport operators to use previously restricted vehicle combinations, such as B-Doubles, at HML between Sydney and Brisbane for the first time.

The existing Fitzgerald Bridge was the last remaining structure that impeded HML access on the New England Hwy. The expansion allows for access between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This includes access to regional transport centres such as Tamworth, Newcastle and Wollongong.

“We encourage transport operators to take advantage of this significant expansion that allows uninterrupted HML access between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane,” said Andrew Rossington, Transtech’s Chief Executive Officer.

“The reduction in road contact hours will be significantly reduced, keeping the Australian roads safer all whilst increasing productivity and efficiency gains for the operator,” he added.

Since 2006, HML routes have been approved throughout NSW and Australia. These routes increase productivity and efficiency in operation. Transtech is Australia’s premier IAP and route access service provider. Transport operators enrolled in the IAP are granted enhanced access to the road network by allowing increased payload, vehicle combinations or restricted hours.

Contact one of Transtech’s customer service consultants today on 1300 427 123 or for further information.