Lawrence Road connects the communities of Maclean, Woodford Island and Lawrence as well as being an alternative route to the Pacific Highway between Maclean and Grafton.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is undertaking major refurbishment work on the McFarlane Bridge.
McFarlane Bridge was built in 1906 and is a 17 span timber beam bridge with two central steel spans. An assessment identified the need for replacement of a number of components of the bridge.
RMS asked the community for their involvement in planning the best times to close the bridge and to ensure community issues are addressed as part of the planning process.
RMS has identified that most of the works will require full and partial bridge closures.
After consultation with the community, full bridge closures of five hour duration, between 9.30am to 2.30pm, will be required two or three times a week over a period of 10 to 12 months, weather permitting. Some additional full weekend closures will also be needed during this period.
Work is expected to complete by June 2013, weather permitting.