Road users are advised Australian Rail Track Corporation will complete a safety upgrade this week of the Harefield Road level crossing at Harefield, between Junee and Wagga Wagga.
Crews will carry out installation of high intensity LED flashing lights and retro-reflective boom gates between 7am and 5pm this Wednesday 24 June.
ARTC’s General Manager Asset Management Brian Green said the upgrade is being carried out to improve safety for light and heavy vehicle users.
“The level crossing at Harefield is being upgraded to improve safety for the roughly 300 road users including up to 50 heavy vehicles accessing this crossing each day,” Mr Green said.
“Transport for NSW is investing $688,000 into the project being delivered by Wabtec on behalf of the Australian Rail Track Corporation.
“We thank motorists for their patience as this safety upgrade work is carried out with changed traffic conditions including reduced speed limits in place.
“Motorists are also advised should extended work hours be required, changed traffic conditions may remain in place on Thursday 24 June between 7am and 5pm,” Mr Green said.
Upgrade locations funded by the level crossing improvement program are identified through a risk-based, prioritised ranking approach using the Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model, a review of NSW safety incident data and consultation with road and rail infrastructure managers.
Further level crossings are set to be carried out in coming months at targeted locations across the state as part of the Transport for NSW Level Crossing Safety Upgrade program.
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Updated Level Crossing Harefield Rd Harefield
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