Treendale bridge work on track for opening

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Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times

Dardanup Shire Council president Mick Bennett says the Millbridge-Treendale Bridge will be completed by early February.

Cr Bennett said according to the latest information provided by the council both entrances are well under way.

“There has been a couple of mechanical issues that weren’t foreseen and they are being looked at now,” he said.

“The lighting along the street at both approaches is looking good.

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“When the light poles go on the bridge we will be looking fairly close at having an opening,”

Cr Bennett said council workers were making sure everything was neat and tidy.

“As far as the Dardanup shire is concerned, we are doing some tidy up and mulching on our side to have it looking Mickey Mouse for the opening of the bridge,” he said.

“We are making sure we have all our road work in order so it is a much smoother ride through the shire.

Cr Bennett said finishing the bridge would have a positive impact for the region.

“The greatest thing for us is we will be so much closer to the emergency service by ambulance if that is where the ambulance is to come from,” he said.

“It will also be closer for the police which is great.

“Of course our fire brigade guys will be much closer to action on the other side of the river so it is a great thing for both shires.”

Cr Bennett said the storm water works on Glen Huon Reserve had also been completed.

“That was completed just the other day and hopefully that is good for the next season,” he said.

“I think the playground that was put in there with the bouncy shade cloths are all good.”

Cr Bennett said he was pleased with progress the council had made in recent months.

“We are just waiting on our half year budget review so we can see where we are ahead in the money stakes,” he said.

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