Gunnedah - second road over rail bridge

Roads and Maritime Services is developing the design for a second road over rail bridge in Gunnedah to improve local traffic efficiency and road safety.

Gunnedah, showing the railway line and current level crossing at bottom right. Silos and industrial building are in the foreground.

Updates and announcements

Community members are invited to view the detailed design and find out more about the second road over rail bridge in Gunnedah. Please refer to the project update for more information.

Unstaffed displays are available at Gunnedah Shire Council, Shire Library and Motor Registry from Monday 6 March 2017 to Friday 24 March 2017.

Roads and Maritime will consider all feedback as the design is finalised and will continue to liaise with property owners during this process.

New roundabout at Warrabungle and Conadilly streets

A new roundabout at the intersection of Warrabungle and Conadilly streets was completed and opened to traffic in December 2015.

Gunnedah Shire Council delivered the roundabout, which is early work for the second road over rail project, on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services.

The new roundabout will ensure efficient traffic flow across the new bridge, which is in the detailed design phase.

Project background

The second road over rail bridge will provide an unrestricted Higher Mass Limit (HML) freight route through Gunnedah and improve local traffic efficiency and road safety. The new route replaces the existing New Street level crossing which will be permanently closed as part of this project.

This project is designed to improve road freight productivity by replacing or upgrading bridges across regional NSW.

A range of technical, environmental and social investigations and concept designs were undertaken to develop and assess the options for a second road over rail bridge.

The new bridge will be built west of the Gunnedah Maize Mill to link the Oxley Highway with Warrabungle Street. In addition to building a new bridge, the project includes: 

  • upgrade of the Oxley Highway roundabout
  • new roundabout at the intersection of Warrabungle and Conadilly streets (completed in December 2015)
  • new intersection of Warrabungle and Barber streets
  • shared path for cyclists and pedestrians.

Read more about this project.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime will continue to liaise with property owners prior to finalising the detailed design. Once the detailed design is finished, Roads and Maritime will call for tenders. This is expected to happen in late 2017.

Work to build the second road over rail project is expected to start in early 2018 and will take about two years to finish. We will continue to update the community and key stakeholders in the lead up to and during construction.

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