How long will the crossing be closed for?
The crossing will be closed from 6am Saturday 26 February until 6pm Monday 28 February 2022.
Why does it have to be a weekend?
Continuity of rail services provides only a limited window for the works to be completed - between the last train on Saturday and the next train on Sunday. The extra day (Monday) is to compensate for the extensive asphalting work required.
Where will the diversion take me?
The map below shows where the diversion will direct motorists - via Arthur Street Perth to the Midland Hwy, then to Evandale Road, Breadalbane, to get to Evandale.
Please follow the directions of signage and staff on site.
Why can’t TasRail only partially close the crossing and let us through?
Unfortunately, the scope of works does not provide for a partial road closure. This is a complex road correction, and a large volume of asphalt has to be placed on the road to obtain the required levels needed to suit the adjusted rail track. And due to the depth of the asphalt, a lengthy cooling period is required so no permanent damage is done to the road surface.
How have you let motorists/residents/ business owners know?
There has been a letterbox drop to residents in the area, and businesses have been provided information and posters to display. Public notices have appeared in The Examiner and The Advocate newspapers and have been circulated via a number of online platforms.