Southern Road Works

21 May 1863 The Sydney Morning Herald

The Recent fine weather has been favourable to the carrying out of road works on the main roads, and considerable progress has accordingly been made with them.

On the Southern Road, all the contracts advertised for the first district are let, and have been commenced; and a continuous metalled read, between Irishtown and Sydney will soon be completed.

 The works on the road between Picton and Berrima are in very forward state; and the Bargo crossing is completed.

Arrangements have been made for the repair of the metalled road, and for the metalling of the portions not yet constructed.

Contracts have been invited for the reflooring and tarring of Goulburn bridge, and tenders are being called for the completion of the road beyond Breadalbane Plains and for a bridge over Run of Water Creek.

Borings are being taken on the exact sites for the cylinders which will form piers for Gundagai Bridge; and the surveys for the construction of the road at Stuckeys Flats and Tarcutta Hill are being made.

Numerous other works have been let on the road between Gundagai and Albury.