Wongabindie Road, Pallamallawa temporary traffic changes

From 17 June 2022, our contractor Trans4m Rail will temporarily close Wongabindie Road to traffic to allow for level crossing works including the destressing of rail.



June 2022 - June 2022

Working hours

Works will occur between 7am and 5pm and will be completed under traffic control.


Wongabindie Road level crossing 909

  • Pallamallawa
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire

Work being done

Traffic detour

During the temporary road closure, motorists will be diverted via Calimpa Road and Back Pally Road (via Stanester Road). See enclosed detour map.

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

Works to be undertaken

  • Rail destressing
  • Installation of level crossing panels
  • Level crossing construction activities including backfill
  • Implementation of traffic control measures.

What is rail destressing?

The temperature at which the rail is in a stress-free state is known as the stress-free temperature. Destressing is the process of adjusting the amount of rail in a section of track so that the rails are at the stress-free temperature. Destressing involves unclipping the rail, creating cuts in the rail, and then tensing and welding the length of rail back together.

Through the process of destressing, we are able to prevent expansion or contraction in the rail from changes in the temperature. Extreme changes in temperature can cause rail to expand and therefore can cause the fixed track to buckle and move out of alignment.

What can I expect

  • Hi-rail vehicles (rolling stock) undertaking rail works
  • Construction machinery and equipment operating on site
  • 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)
  • 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

Email: inlandrailnsw@artc.com.au

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