20 July 2012
Completion of new Thornton rail bridge on track
Southbound traffic has been moved onto the new Thornton rail bridge, as work nears completion.
“The NSW Government has provided $2.5 million this financial year to complete work on the new bridge over the Great Northern Railway line,” a Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson said.
“The project is on track to be delivered ahead of schedule and work is now under way to complete the approaches to the bridge.
“The next stage of work will involve moving both lanes of traffic onto the new bridge which will allow work to the west of the new road to be completed.
“This traffic movement is scheduled to take place by September, weather permitting.
“On street parking in Railway Avenue is expected to be reinstated at this time and regular meetings with affected business owners will continue as the project nears completion.
“The project is expected to be completed by late 2012.
“Building the new Thornton rail bridge is part of a commitment to Maitland City Council’s plan for the replacement of the existing road bridge over the Great Northern Railway Line, east of Thornton railway station,” the spokesperson said.