Geotechnical investigations for Gunnedah second road over rail bridge

4 SEPTEMBER 2015

Roads and Maritime Services will start geotechnical work next Monday 7 September to inform design work on the Gunnedah second road over rail bridge project.

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the work is required so the project team can better understand the soil and rock conditions within the project area.

“The new over bridge will improve connectivity for residents and heavy vehicles,” the spokesperson said.

“Parsons Brinckerhoff is carrying out detailed design work for the project, which requires geotechnical information about the site between Warrabungle Street and the Oxley Highway.

“Work will include drilling and digging test pits along the project alignment, including near Blackjack Creek.

“Soil and rock sampling as well as geotechnical testing will be carried out in each location before the holes are filled in.

“Work hours will be from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, with work expected to be completed by 25 September, weather permitting.

“Roads and Maritime will make every effort to minimise noise associated with the work.

“As some drilling locations are within road reserves, changed traffic conditions include reduced speed limits will be in place.

“Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic control.

“Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this essential work is carried out.

“Residents wanting to learn more about the second road over rail bridge are encouraged to visit the project website.”

Media contact: ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 8588 5999 or media@rms.nsw.gov.au

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