Stage 2 of the Bendigo Hospital Project includes the construction of a 65 metre, 2 storey, air link bridge over Arnold Street. This will link the helipad and car park, which is currently under construction, with the new hospital building.
Construction of the bridge will require a full closure of Arnold Street between Barnard and Stewart Streets. The road will close from midnight November 23rd until December 16th to allow for construction of the bridge and installation of the facade. Traffic management will be in place.
The bridge has been constructed off site in six pieces to make installation as fast as possible but it is a delicate operation to put it in place and safety of the public is paramount. A safety zone will be in place around the construction site and this will mean no pedestrian or car access to the stretch of road affected during the closures.
Please see the attached map which outlines the impact to local roads and bus stops.
Lend Lease have worked with the City of Greater Bendigo Council and Vic Roads to develop a plan that keeps the disruption as short as possible.
At the completion of the works the road will reopen as normal.
This is a very exciting step in the project and it will be a welcome boost to our regional health services to have a working helipad connected to the hospital for patients who require airlifting.
Exemplar Health and Bendigo Health apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works and the resulting road closures and thank you for your patience. If you have any question or need to speak to someone about this please call 1300 624 246.