Calimpa Road, Pallamallawa temporary traffic changes

From 24 March 2022, our contractor Trans4m Rail will temporarily close Calimpa Road to traffic to enable level crossing works on Calimpa Road, including installation of rail and flash butt welding.



24 March 2022 - March 2022

Working hours

Works will occur between 9am to 3pm and will be completed under traffic control.


Level crossing 910 at Calimpa Road

  • Pallamallawa
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire

Work being done

Traffic detour

During the temporary road closure, motorists will be diverted via County Boundary Road, Stanester Road, Rimbanda Road, Popinguy Road or Wongabindie Road to reach their destination. A map of the detour options is below.

For public safety, road users should observe all traffic control instructions, signage and VMS boards during this period.

Works to be undertaken:

  • Rail removal and placement
  • Flash butt welding
  • Weld grinding
  • Installation of traffic control measures.

What is flash butt welding?

Flash butt welding is an electrical resistance welding processes used for joining the rail strings. The energy transfer is provided primarily by the resistance heat from the rails themselves.

What can I expect

  • Hi-rail vehicles (rolling stock) and a flash butt welder undertaking rail works
  • Construction machinery and equipment operating on site adjacent to live traffic along Calimpa Road
  • Delivery of materials and equipment to site
  • Some of these works will be noisy and mitigation measures will be in place.

Machinery used

  • Hi-rail vehicles including a hi-rail excavator (rolling stock)
  • mobile flash butt welder
  • trucks

will be used within the construction impact zone.

How we’re managing impacts

  • Traffic controls will be in place, where required, including Variable Message Signage (VMS) boards
  • Water carts will be on site to wet down areas to assist in managing dust.


Phone: 1800 732 761


Post: Inland Rail, GPO Box 14, Sydney NSW 2001

Proposed detour routes

Proposed detour routes during temporary traffic changes at Calimpa Road, Pallamallawa