High Street intersection closure sees Reservoir works ramp up
16 Aug 2019
Reservoir locals can see work stepping up at the High Street level crossing removal site with the new rail bridge taking shape – bringing the notorious crossing one step closer to being gone for good.
While Reservoir Station was closed last month, the steel frame and 190 concrete slabs for the new elevated platform were lifted above the existing station, and more than half of the bridge sections – known as U-troughs – were installed.
The next major phase of works will now kick off, with the High Street intersection closed to traffic at the level crossing from 9pm on Monday 19 August, reopening in late December.
During this time the project team will undertake intense work that can only be completed while the road is closed. Workers will reconfigure the road and build two 185-metre-long steel bridge segments over the intersection.
Trains will continue to operate and the station will be open for most of this time, with detours in place for road traffic. Pedestrian access across the line will remain open.
We suggest drivers allow up to an additional 15 minutes to travel the east–west detours at peak or busy times of day.
Locals will be able to watch the bridge take shape from a range of public viewing areas and take part in giveaways and promotions in the Reservoir shopping precinct – stay tuned for more details.
Don’t forget that shops will still be open during the works. You may have to walk a few extra minutes, but there is plenty of parking available and local traders will appreciate your support.
See the map below for parking locations.