DAY AND NIGHT WORK 6:30am Tuesday 22 September to 6:00pm Friday 25 September
The ARTC is replacing three bridges (being the Hunter River Bridge, Muscle Creek Bridge and Bridge Street Bridge over the New England Highway) with new bridges within and next to the rail corridor, Muswellbrook, NSW. Work commenced onsite in June 2020 and we expect the project to be completed in two years.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
In our upcoming planned maintenance period, we will undertake the following work:
• Commence construction of bridge piles and foundation for the new bridge over Bridge Street.
• Track reconstruction work in the rail corridor on the western side of the Hunter River.
We plan to work both day and night during the scheduled track maintenance to reduce the length of disruption to the community and rail network. The work is expected to be loud and possibly disruptive, particularly during the night. We will aim to take periods of respite where practical.
TRAFFIC AND FOOTPATH CHANGES
ARTC also wishes to inform you of upcoming single lane road closures on Bridge Street underneath the existing rail bridges between Market and Haydon streets. Signage and traffic control will be in place at all times during the single lane closure to safely allow pedestrian and vehicle movements. All northbound traffic will continue to use Bridge Street with traffic diversions in place. All south bound traffic will detour via Bell Street and Market Street to maintain traffic flows. Delays should not be expected.
To find out more download this Artc brochure which includes dates, contacts and maps.
OUT OF HOURS WORK AND PROJECT UPDATE 9am Tuesday 4th August to 5pm THURSDAY 6th August
The ARTC is replacing three bridges (being the Hunter River bridge, Muscle Creek bridge and Bridge Street bridge) with two new bridges within and next to the rail corridor, Muswellbrook, NSW. Works at the site commenced in June 2020. The project is expected to be completed in two years.
Site mobilisation commenced late June. This included preliminary earthworks and the installation of temporary site offices and amenities. The project team have also commenced setup of a site compound of the eastern side of Bridge Street within Fitzgerald Park. ARTC wishes to advise you of upcoming track maintenance works during our August 2020 scheduled possession.
The work will be occurring within the Muswellbrook area and is needed to maintain the operation and safety of the rail line.
The work will be from 9am Tuesday 4th August to 5pm Thursday 5th August.
In the upcoming rail shutdown sheet piling will be undertaken near Bridge Street, we plan to work both day and night to reduce the length of disruption to the community and rail network. The work is expected to be loud and possibly disruptive, particularly during the night.
We will aim to take periods of respite where practical. We understand this work can be an inconvenience and we will be taking measures to reduce this where possible. Please see the map below showing the location of the works.
TRAFFIC AND FOOTPATH CHANGES
The planned works will require occasional single lane road closures of Bridge Street underneath the existing rail bridges.
The current known dates and times for the single lane road closure of Bridge Street are as follows:
6:30pm Tuesday 4th August to 5:00am Wdnesday 5th August
6:30pm Wednesday 5th August to 5:00am Thursday 6th August
9:30pm Thursday 6th August to 2:30am Thursday 6th August
Signage and traffic control will be in place at all times during the single lane closure to safely allow pedestrian and vehicle movements. Delays are not expected.
During the September scheduled possession (22 to 24 September) the project team will begin the first of the foundation piling works for the new Bridge Street bridge.