Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Trail goes under the highway at Axedale

The gap between Axedale river reserve (where the rail trail currently ends) and the pedestrian bridge over the Campaspe on the other side of the highway is currently closed while a tunnel is constructed under the road.

Preparation work started on 6 January 2014 and over the weekend Saturday 11 January and Sunday 12 January the highway is closed. This will allow the pre-formed concrete underpass to be put in place. The remainder of the work – resealing the road, concreting ramps and so on will be done during the following week.

Machinery digging through the bank of the highway

The digging starts: the process digs right through the highway. (Photo: Ken Hanson)

Large square sections of pre-formed concrete tunnel

The tunnel: pre-formed concrete awaits installation. This forms the tunnel under the road. (Photo: Ken Hanson)

Digging machinery breaks a hole right through the highway

Breakthrough: the space for the underpass is dug out. Next step will be installation of the concrete tunnel. (Photo: Ken Hanson)

Advisory signs in the area give alternative routes for various vehicles. See also the City of Greater Bendigo’s public notice about the closure.

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