Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore rail trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Light at the end of the Axedale tunnel

After a long weekend of work, there is now a tunnel under the McIvor Highway. When it’s open to pedestrians and cyclists (very soon) you’ll be able to take the trail down along the river reserve and under the highway to the new bridge over the river.

Sunday morning saw the pre-formed concrete tunnel put in place in the hole dug out the day before.

Concrete tunnel with workers and machinery in background

The pre-formed concrete sections laid in the gap dug through the McIvor Highway. Photo: Garry Long

Top of tunnel sections with workers

Bedding in the tunnel sections. Photo: Garry Long

 

By Sunday afternoon, the road base was back in place.

Concrete tunnel with water tanker

Road base has been laid over the tunnel. Photo: Helen Cronin

And on the other side of the road it looks just as beautiful! Photo: Helen Cronin

And on the other side of the road it looks just as beautiful! Photo: Helen Cronin

Re-sealing works are taking place over the next couple of weeks.

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