Nelson Bay Road upgrade another step closer

Thursday 8 August 2013

Nelson Bay Road upgrade another step closer

Roads Minister Duncan Gay and the Member for Port Stephens Craig Baumann today inspected the site of the future Nelson Bay Road upgrade between Bobs Farm and Anna Bay.

Minister Gay said the $45 million project is being funded by the NSW Government through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund.

“I’m delighted to be in Port Stephens to tell the community that work will start on site soon, after we awarded the contract for the 4.2 kilometre upgrade last month,” Minister Gay said.

“In a fortnight we will establish the site offices on Nelson Bay Road.

“In the coming weeks we will also set up traffic control to ensure the safety of workers and road users while the upgrade is carried out.

“Other work to take place before the end of the year includes installing environment protection devices, carrying out controlled clearing and mulching of trees, starting earthwork, fencing, drainage work and utility relocations,” Minister Gay said.

“The local community and road users will welcome this next milestone on the horizon,” Mr Baumann said.

“The upgrade involves rebuilding the existing road to provide two lanes in each direction with turning lanes between Cromarty Lane, Bobs Farm and Port Stephens Drive roundabout at Anna Bay.

“We are committed to working closely with the community during this important project.

“At completion of this project, Nelson Bay Road will be a four lane divided road between Bobs Farm and Anna Bay.

“The upgrade is expected to be completed by early 2015, weather permitting,” Mr Baumann said.

For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects

Media: Lance Northey 0467 743 192 (Minister Gay) or
Michelle Mexon 0421 443 401 (Mr Baumann)

View the original media release (PDF)

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