RESIDENTS and businesses are being invited to a community meeting later this month for the restoration work on the McFarlane Bridge near Maclean.
Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis said the McFarlane Bridge was built in 1906 as a 17-span timber-beam bridge with a central steel span.
"A recent Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) assessment identified the need for the replacement of a number of its components," Mr Gulaptis said.
"The upcoming community meeting will provide an update on the work planned while also allowing people an opportunity to give feedback on the best times to close the bridge to carry out the work.
"Restoration work is scheduled to start in May and most of the work will require full and partial bridge closures that will affect traffic.
"We want to ensure community issues are addressed as part of the planning process."
The community meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at the Maclean Civic Hall from 5.30-7pm.
To register or for more information, phone 6640 1300 or email grafton_regional_office@ rta.nsw.gov.au.