Project Update 29 April 2022 – Glen Davis Road

After receiving a generous offer from property-owners in the vicinity of the Coco Creek bridge site, Council has reinvestigated the feasibility of constructing a detour route around the work site and can confirm that a temporary bridge can be constructed.

The detour route, at this location and the other bridge sites, will be limited to vehicles under 4.5t, shorter than 7.5m and under 3.5m in height. This is to ensure the safety and ongoing integrity of the detour routes. Emergency services vehicles will be excepted, including fire trucks.

All detours will include a one-lane section, which will be controlled by traffic signals.

The road closure dates originally advertised will remain unchanged. Please note that these dates include a contingency for unforeseen weather delays:

Lithgow City Council has received funding from the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program to replace the three timber bridges along Glen Davis Road, at the Airly, Coco and Crown Creek crossings.

These three timber bridges have reached the end of their useful life and will be replaced with two-lane reinforced concrete structures. The replacement of these bridges will result in the following benefits:

  • Improved safety with a widened design. Vehicles will be able to safely pass without needing to give-way
  • Reduced maintenance costs, with new structures designed for 100-year life
  • Increased fire resistance, providing ongoing access in the event of bushfire.

Works will be carried out at each location on the following dates:

Crown Creek Bridge      4  July 2022   to   29 August 2022  
Airly Creek Bridge         27 September 2022   to   18 November 2022
Coco Creek Bridge        3 January  2023   to   14 April 2023  

There will be no through access for heavy vehicles during this time. Heavy vehicles will need to access Glen Davis via Kandos, using Glen Alice Road.

Detours will be in place at all sites for vehicles under 4.5t, shorter than 7.5m, and under 3.5m high only. These restrictions have been put in place to ensure the ongoing safety and integrity of the detour routes. These detours will be single-lane and traffic control will be in place. Vehicles should allow extra travel time when utilizing these.

 All vehicles above this weight, length and height limit will need to access Glen Davis via Kandos and use Glen Alice Road.

To detour around the works (95km distance), drivers will need to travel north on the Castlereagh Highway, past the town of Ilford and:

  • Turn right onto Bylong Valley Way
  • Drive through Kandos via Angus Ave
  • Turn left onto Dabee Road. Travel for 4km.
  • Turn right onto Glen Alice Road. Travel for 45km to meet Glen Davis Road.


Council appreciates the community’s patience during these works. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Council on (02) 6354 9999.