Work is progressing steadily on the new Gunnedah rail overpass project, with information on naming the bridge to be released soon by Transport for NSW.
It's clear from passing the work site that the bridge is taking shape, but the overall project won't be finished until March 2021 at the earliest.
As the completion date nears, Transport for NSW will ask locals to help with suggestions for naming the bridge.
"Naming major bridges provides a useful navigational reference for motorists and allows the community to recognise and celebrate cultural, historical and social connections in the region," a Transport for NSW update said.
"More information about how to get involved in naming the new bridge will be provided shortly."
Transport for NSW north region director Anna Zycki said three of the seven sections of the bridge had now been poured.
"The concrete paving at the roundabout is complete and islands and kerbs are being built. View Street has been temporarily closed to enable the work and is expected to reopen in late July, weather-permitting," she said.
"Following the reopening of View Street, there will be some work carried out with traffic control in place to finish the remainder of the roundabout."
Australian native plants have also been chosen to "beautify" the new roundabout and the Blackjack Creek area, and the RMS has released an artist's impression of what the area may look like when the project is finished.
Transport for NSW said natives were chosen as they "require minimal maintenance during the extended period of drought that we are experiencing".
"The palm tree that was relocated prior to work starting will be placed back in the centre of the roundabout. The koala habitat located around the project area has been protected and remains in place," the department said.
The local Business Focus Group (BFG) has continued to meet and provide input into the project.
As part of the regular meetings, the group has had the opportunity to visit the work site and see first-hand the progress on the new bridge.
The group was established to represent the interests of the local businesses when providing advice to the project team and highlight issues and opportunities that may arise during construction.
School students who have an interest in engineering have also toured the project to learn more about building large structures.
The $62 million Gunnedah bridge project is funded under the NSW Government's Bridges for the Bush program and Daracon Group was contracted to deliver the project.