Hungry Head Road overbridge replacement, Urunga

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is replacing the bridge at Hungry Head Road, Urunga, as part of the NSW Government’s rail infrastructure program. 

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is replacing the bridge at Hungry Head Road, Urunga, as part of the NSW Government’s rail infrastructure program. 

Works are being completed by TfNSW’s contractor, John Holland Rail (JHR). JHR operate and maintain the Country Regional Network across NSW under a ten-year contract with TfNSW.

 

Why replace the bridge?

The existing overbridge will be replaced to ensure ongoing safe access for road users and pedestrians. 

The new bridge will have a dedicated pedestrian path, no load limit and will be constructed on its current alignment.

Works involve: 

  • The temporary closure of Hungry Head Road;
  • Demolition of the existing structure;
  • Construction of high-level concrete abutments;
  • Constructing a new concrete deck;
  • Installing traffic barriers across the bridge;
  • Building-up new road approaches; and
  • Laying new wearing surface over the bridge and re-opening the road to traffic.

When will work commence?

Works have commenced and will take approximately 7 months to complete. It is anticipated the new bridge will be open and available for use by the end of June 2017.

Site operations will be:

  • Monday to Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm; and
  • Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm.

How will I be impacted?

There is no access across the rail corridor at this location. We appreciate that this may cause inconvenience to some residents, however due to the works being undertaken, a detour is unavoidable during construction. Detours are in place via the Pacific Highway and Bellingen Rd, Urunga.

There will also be some noise and extra vehicle movements associated with this work, however we will endeavour to minimise disruption for residents wherever possible. 

You can contact us on 1300 661 390 or crn.enquiry@jhg.com.au if you have any questions regarding these works.