Image source courtesy of Daracon
Join the Northern Group's bus trip for a site visit to the largest road infrastructure project currently under construction in our region.
The New England Highway south of Scone carries 8400 vehicles a day, peaking in town at 14000. Around 8000 vehicles use the Kelly Street crossing daily, including 1200 heavy vehicles.
Following extensive community consultation and environmental assessment, the preferred route was approved in April 2016. In March 2018, Daracon was awarded the contract for construction, with construction currently well underway and due for completion in 2020.
The project consists of five kilometres of two-lane highway bypass to the west of Scone, passing between White Park and the redeveloped Scone golf course, requiring three bridges totallin 740m in length and approximately 250,000m3 of imported fill.
More information on the progress of the upgrade can be viewed here
Justin Foot, Daracon, Project Manager
This is a member only event and numbers are strictly limited - register early to secure your position!
Meeting point for mini-bus:
Tamworth Railway Station
Marius Street, Tamworth
long pants and sleeves, steel capped boots, hi vis vest, safety glasses and hard hat.
1.00pm: Mini bus departs Tamworth (meeting point:Tamworth Railway Station, Marius Street, Tamworth)
3.00pm: Site Visit
5.00pm: Depart Scone (will incorporate stop for food at attendees own care)
7.00pm: Arrive Tamworth
Cost covers return bus trip from Tamworth to Scone.
Contact on the day:
Ben Mobilio M: 0408 259 539
- EA Member & EA Member Partner rate: $15.00 ($13.64 excl. GST)
- Society Member Rate: $45.00 ($40.91 excl. GST)
- Student Member Rate: $15.00 ($13.64 excl. GST)
- Non-Member/Non-Member Partner Rate: $45.00 ($40.91 excl. GST)
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