The Western Australian government has announced a $2.1 million project to refurbish the Kimberly traffic bridge.
Minister for Transport, Dean Nalder, said work would begin in July to restore the ageing bridge over the Logue River.
"The refurbishment will involve demolishing the existing overlay and construction of a new reinforced, wider concrete deck and approach slabs, as well as installation of new guard railing," Nalder said.
The contract for the $2.1 million refurbishment project was awarded to local construction company Watpac Civil and Mining.
The bridge is a key route for tourists and freight carriers between remote towns in the West Kimberley region.
The bridge forms part of the Great Northern Highway, connecting Warlu and Savannah ways.
"The upgrade will increase community safety and the overall lifespan of the structure, allowing the heavy haulage industry to continue to use this important freight route in the Kimberley," he said.
The project is being funded under the Bridge Safety Improvement Program, and is expected to create around 20 jobs.
The upgrades are due for completion December 2016.
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