16 November 2018
Gunnedah residents will see work beginning this month (November 2018) on the new $62 million Gunnedah road over rail bridge, ahead of schedule.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson met with Daracon and RMS at the site on Friday, 16 November to announce early works are to commence.
The project aims to reduce congestion on local roads, provide safer traffic solutions for now and into the future as the region grows.
- The project is funded by the NSW Government as part of the Bridges for the Bush program
- Daracon Group has been contracted by Roads and Maritime Services to deliver this project
- Work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays
- Work will be suspended during the Christmas period, between 24 December 2018 and 6 January 2019
Another benefit of building the overpass includes a shared pedestrian and cyclist path on the eastern side of the bridge and a new roundabout at the intersection of Oxley Highway and View Street.
The bridge is expected to be completed by mid-2021.