Earth works begin on Monday for Gunnedah rail overpass
11 January 2019
Work is about to start on the rebuilding of Warrabungle Street between Little Barber and New streets for the new bridge across the railway line at Gunnedah.
Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government is funding the $62 million project to improve road safety and freight connectivity.
“This is great news for Gunnedah, but to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, Warrabungle Street will be temporarily closed for up to 12 months between Little Barber and New streets while this work is carried out.
“Residents will see major services on Warrabungle Street, near the location of the new bridge, relocated.
“Detours will be in place for all vehicles, with signs in place to direct motorists, while access to the closed section of road will be maintained for local businesses and pedestrians.
“There will be some construction noise and vibration associated with this work, with some minor disruption to services possible.
“While there might be some short term inconvenience, when this bridge is finished Gunnedah will have a whole new outlook to its traffic flow and safety for motorists and truck drivers.
“Roads and Maritime Services have contracted Daracon Group to deliver this project, with rebuilding work on Warrabungle Street to start on Monday 14 January.
“Roads and Maritime will make every effort to minimise these impacts and will notify residents and business of any disruptions to services,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.
The New Gunnedah bridge project is expected to be completed in mid-2021, weather permitting.
Motorists are advised to keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.
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