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Wangaratta bridge to close for Inland Rail work

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Inland Rail will begin work early next year to replace the Green Street bridge in the Victorian city of Wangaratta, closing the bridge adjacent to the Wangaratta railway station for about months.

In addition to a new bridge, the rail line will be lowered by 2.8 metres and the tracks realigned to allow for the safe passage of double-stacked freight trains.

From Monday, January 8, 2024, the bridge will be closed with vehicle and pedestrian detours put in place.

Pedestrians will be directed via the One Mile Creek bike path or the Docker Street footbridge.

Inland Rail and construction contractor McConnell Dowell will hold information sessions on the corner of Murphy and Reid streets in Wangaratta to share the design, discuss the detours and answer questions on Tuesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 20, between 11am and 1pm.

Residents who can’t make it to the information sessions can get in touch by calling 1800 732 761 or via email, victoriaprojects@artc.com.au

ARTC Victoria and South Australian General Manager Projects Ed Walker said the new Wangaratta railway station precinct would be more accessible and connected to the community.

“It will include a new pedestrian underpass providing improved access across the station precinct with ramps and lifts, restore connectivity between the station and Norton Street by removing “The Dive”, create community spaces, and provide for extra car parking,” he said.

 

A view to Green Street near the Wangaratta railway station.