A BYPASS is planned for Scone as part of a solution for the railway level crossing issues.
In December 2015, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) published a review of environmental factors (REF) for the bypass, which is open for public review until February 19, 2016.
The initial designs for the in-town rail bridge will also be on display.
Work on the bypass is due to commence in 2017, with both the bypass and the rail bridge due to be complete by 2019.
OVERVIEW OF THE BYPASS:
- The bypass will begin on the southern approach of the township just before the existing welcome gates to Scone.
- The bypass will have a vertical clearance of 5.15 metres, passing over the railway line on the southern outskirts and over Liverpool Street.
- Vehicles will be able to access the bypass at St Aubin’s street.
- The northern approach of the bypass is between the new industrial estate and McDonald’s.
- It will divert an estimated 1,200 heavy vehicles each day from the main street.
- The bypass needs to be operational before the in-town rail overpass can be used, as the rail overpass is not designed for oversize heavy vehicles.
- Bicycles will be able to use the shoulder of the bypass.
More information on this project can be found on the RMS website.
The Southern Approach of the Bypass:
The St Aubin’s Street Intersection of the Bypass: