10
Feb

Bridge to the future

10.02.2017

Tallawong Road at Rouse Hill has reopened following construction of a new bridge.

Tallawong Road at Rouse Hill has reopened after construction finished on a new road bridge over the Sydney Metro railway tracks.

Tallawong Road closed last year to enable major excavation work and the removal of 40,000 tonnes of rock so a new railway corridor could be built between the Sydney Metro Trains Facility (SMTF) at Rouse Hill and Cudgegong Road railway station.

A new 36-metre long bridge – wide enough for four lanes of traffic – was built and the road has now re-opened.

The bridge – built using 12 massive concrete beams weighing 75 tonnes each – now spans the railway corridor and reconnects Tallawong Road.

Following the reopening of Tallawong Road, Cudgegong Road was closed to traffic to facilitate the construction of a new north-south bridge over the rail corridor.

Work also involved widening Tallawong Road and upgrading drainage services.

For homes near the SMTF site, kerb and guttering and concrete driveways are being installed.

The bridge is one of five in the SMTF and Cudgegong Road Station precinct.

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