The Coonawarra Rail Trail is taking shape
Posted on 25/02/22
The Wattle Range Council is making good progress with the construction of the Coonawarra Rail Trail. The majority of the base has been laid and compacted and 8km of the trails 20km length has been sealed. Work will focus on constructing the Penola and Glenroy sections of the trail in March with completion planned for April.
The path will have a 3m wide base with a 2.4m wide spray seal surface which will cover the existing rail lines. The railway lines and sleepers have been retained and built over at the request of the owner of the rail corridor, the State Government. The Minister for Transport has been requested to explain why the rails and sleepers needed to be retained.
unsealed section showing rail lines level with the compacted surface
Sealed surface showing original rails level with the rubble surface