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Work starts on West Wyalong showground road railway realignment

Work will start next week to realign the railway crossing on Showground and Compton roads in West Wyalong as part of the ongoing West Wyalong heavy vehicle alternative route.

Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson said the $2 million NSW Government-funded project involves repairing and strengthening a section of Showground and Compton roads and realigning and widening the railway crossing and approach roads.

"The Newell Highway is the main inland route between Victoria and Queensland and this work is part of an overall plan to upgrade the alternative route for freight travelling via West Wyalong,” Katrina said.

“Work is scheduled to start on Wednesday 26 April and will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, weather permitting.

“Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of all traffic control and signs, including a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h along Showground and Compton roads.

“Railway Road and Echo lane access to Showground Road and Compton Road will be closed during working hours.

“There will be no impact to properties along the road.

“I thank motorists for their understanding during this important upgrade work which is expected to be completed by June, weather permitting.”

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