Wongabindie Road, Pallamallawa temporary traffic changes

From 13 April 2022, our contractor Trans4m Rail will temporarily close Wongabindie Road to traffic during the day to enable level crossing works on Wongabindie Road, including installation of rail and flash butt welding



May 2022 - May 2022

Working hours

7am to 6pm, seven days a week


Wongabindie Road level crossing 909, Pallamallawa

  • Pallamallawa
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
  • Gwydir Shire

Work being done

Works will occur between 8am to 2pm and will be completed under traffic control.

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 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 process used to join sections of rail.

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 tamping machine undertaking rail works
  • Construction machinery and equipment operating on site adjacent to live traffic along Wongabindie 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 and
  • 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


Map showing temporary traffic changes at Wongabindie Road, Pallamallawa