Gunnedah overpass moves ahead
28 February 2018
Safer and faster journeys through Gunnedah are a step closer to becoming a reality.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that tenders have opened today to build the NSW Government funded second road over rail bridge.
“This is a significant milestone for the Gunnedah community, as the bridge across the Mungindi rail line will improve freight connectivity and provide safer vehicle access,” Mr Anderson said.
“This project is more than just providing traffic solutions for our community now, but also well into the future as our region continues to grow.
“The new bridge will reduce emergency service response times, improve local traffic movements and stop traffic backing up on local roads.
“At the 2015 election I made a commitment to the people of Gunnedah to see this overpass built and I stand by that promise. This is the single biggest investment from the NSW Government in Gunnedah’s history.
Mr Anderson said the bridge will be built west of the Maize Mill on the Oxley Highway and then connect with Warrabungle Street.
“Key features include a pedestrian footpath on the eastern side of the bridge, a new roundabout at the intersection of Oxley Highway and View Street and t-intersection at Barber Street.
“The project will not only improve heavy vehicle access through Gunnedah, but also result in safer trips for all road users.
“The new route will replace the existing New Street level crossing which will be permanently closed as part of this project.”
Tenders are advertised on the e-tender website from today. More information is available on the Roads and Maritime Services website: https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/rms.