The Hills mayor Yvonne Keane officially declared Brodrick Boulevard Bridge open for business earlier this month.
Cr Keane said Brodrick Boulevard Bridge will provide an important link within the Balmoral Road release area of Kellyville.
“This new overpass will allow access for motorists and pedestrians over Strangers Creek between Arnold Avenue and Windsor Road,” Cr Keane said.
“It will help relieve increased traffic demand in the area and also cater for the rise in active travel with an improved footpath to be used by pedestrians and cyclists.
Cr Keane and members from She Runs The Hills (SRTH) tested the new $2.8 million bridge with a short fun run followed by a morning tea.
“The Hills Council is committed to investing in important infrastructure to make it easier and safer for our residents,” she said.
Construction for the project commenced last October and took more than eight months to complete.
The bridge consists of 1800 tonnes of reinforced concrete. It was designed by Cardno and built by a local contractor Delaney Civil.
It spans more than 45 metres over Strangers Creek, providing protection to the intricate creekline, native wildlife and vegetation.
It is one of a number of important projects the council is currently working on, including a brand new community playground at Oxlade Street Reserve.