New Gunnedah bridge

The NSW Government is delivering the new bridge in Gunnedah to improve road safety and freight connectivity.

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

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is aware of community concern regarding timing of the proposed closure of New Street as part of the new Gunnedah bridge project. The temporary closure of New Street, which will be required as part of the project works, will be scheduled outside of the AgQuip event period.

To find out more about the proposed work, community drop-in sessions are being held during August to keep the community informed. The drop-in sessions will be held in Smithurst Theatre at 83 Chandos Street, Gunnedah on Thursday 15 August between 3-6pm and Wednesday 21 August between 9-11am.

We will also be located at site G26 during Agquip.

We will continue to engage with Gunnedah Shire Council and other key stakeholders about the timing of the proposed road work. The community will continue to be kept informed as the project progresses.

Project snapshot

  • Contractor: Daracon
  • Project cost: $61 million
  • Completion date: Mid 2021.

Project background

The new 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.

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.

Read more about this project.

Media release


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