Streetscaping and bridges

Bombala residents will be pleased to hear that the Parsonage Creek bridge works are on track for completion by September 20 with residents breathing a sign of relief at not having to detour.

Work continues on essential repairs by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to the historically significant Coolumbooka River Bridge north east of Bombala.

The bridge is closed to traffic during work hours and a detour is in place for the next five weeks.

The following six weeks will see the remaining repair activities and installation of steel supports carried out with the work expected to be completed weather permitting by mid November.

The first stage of work involves installing temporary support piles and a steel support structure.

Stage two of the bridge work, which will resume in early 2020, will involve installing an additional support system and replacing some parts of the timber truss that have deteriorated.

A spokesperson for RMS said traffic control and a reduced speed of 40km/h is in place on Cathcart Road at all times.

"We acknowledge the impact that this work has on your journeys and thank you for your patience."

17 Crab Apple trees planted and signage installed to highlight Bibbenluke's historic identity

Snowy Monaro Regional Council spokesperson

"Our work will involve the use of machinery which generates some noise, but we will do everything we can to minimise its impact."

In the meantime Bibbenluke residents were surprised their little village was a town, at least that's what the newly erected sign out side the village says.

Bibbenluke is one of a number of towns and villages in the Snowy Monaro to have had its streetscape enhanced.

"Delivered through the Stronger Communities Fund Major Projects Program, the streetscape upgrades saw 17 Crab Apple trees planted and signage installed to highlight Bibbenluke's historic identity," a council spokesperson said.

"The Crab Apple trees are 75L pot sizes, planted with hardwood stakes and composite tree guards. The entry signage has been constructed from corten steel.

"The streetscapes of eight towns and villages have been enhanced to illustrate the history and uniqueness of each location.

"The streetscape enhancements will create spaces that promote social interaction."

Streetscaping upgrades have now taken place in Adaminaby, Bibbenluke, Bredbo, Cathcart, Dalgety, Delegate, Michelago and Nimmitabel.

Meanwhile the Delegate Progress Association has planted 20 bare rooted ornamental pear trees (Pyrus calleryana) in an avenue on the approaches to Delegate.

The trees were all paid for by the Sunday Sips well known for their generous fundraising activities.

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