Tarro Rail Bridge set to reopen to four lanes

Tarro Rail Bridge is set to reopen to four lanes of traffic, including for heavy vehicles on Thursday morning, pending the completion of repairs overnight.

Transport for NSW has confirmed the news as it plans to carry out works on Wednesday evening, weather permitting. 

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast fairly mild conditions on Wednesday, however there is wind and rain on the radar later in the evening and into Thursday.

The scheduled reopening of the four lanes over the bridge on the New England Highway will come as welcome news for motorists who have been stuck in heavy traffic conditions since the two outside lanes were closed earlier this month due to structural issues.

Transport for NSW Chief Operating Officer, Roger Weeks says the earlier than expected lifting of restrictions will be a huge relief for motorists and the freight sector.

“We acknowledge the impacts these restrictions have had while Transport for NSW work crews completed these critical repairs over the past week.

“The safety of motorists and other road users will always be top priority. We thank the community for their patience and understanding while we have worked on the repairs to return the bridge to normal operating conditions,” Mr Weeks said.

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