A planned 38,000 timber sleepers will be replaced on the Yarrawonga to Benalla railway line over the next two months.
The replacement forms part of a second phase of the re-sleepering programme that started in January 2018 between Oaklands in NSW and Yarrawonga.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will now roll out track upgrade works between the Victorian towns of Yarrawonga and Benalla ARTC’s General Manager of Asset Management, Brian Green said.
Works at Yarrawonga will start on Tuesday, March 13 at 6am and run through to Tuesday, April 24 at 6pm finishing in Benalla.
“A total of 38,000 steel sleepers will replace timber sleepers for the entire project (Oaklands to Benalla) to ensure the integrity of the track and the safety of the trains that run on them” Mr Gleeson said.
“Trucks and heavy machinery will be entering and exiting the site and the public is urged to take extra care while these important works are carried out. Level crossings will not be closed but traffic control will be in place to ensure a safe working environment.
“We know that these works will impact on the public and we thank them for their patience.
“Works will take place between 6am and 6pm and, while some weekend work is involved, there will be no night time work involved in the delivery of this project.
“In the lead up to Easter, we want to take the opportunity to remind everyone to please take extra care at rail crossings and around the rail corridor.
“Families will be on the move and we urge people to take extra care at train crossings so everyone can stay safe over Easter.”
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