Railway crossing upgrades on the way

February 8, 2024 10:01 am in by
The Sandy Creek Road railway crossing in Muswellbrook. Image: Darren Cutrupi

Two Upper Hunter railway crossings are set to be upgraded.

The Sandy Creek Road crossing at Muswellbrook and the one on Byl9ng Valley Way in Sandy Hollow are rated high priority under the Federal Government’s Regional Level Crossing Upgrade Fund.

The upgrades include the installation of retro-reflective boom gates, audible warning devices, updated signage and LED flashing lights increasing the visibility of crossings on both sides of the roadway.

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Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said the Australian Government is committed to improving railway crossing safety across the country through the Regional Level Crossing Upgrade Fund (RLCUF).

“This funding is part of the broader Regional Australia Level Crossing Safety Program (RALCSP), which is investing $180 million to deliver a coordinated and holistic approach to improving railway crossing safety across the country,” Mrs King said.