Ready to start on Maitland roundabout upgrades

Friday 9 August  2013

Ready to start on Maitland roundabout upgrades

Member for Maitland, Robyn Parker, today announced that improved safety and traffic  flow is one step closer for road users travelling the New England Highway at Maitland with  work due to start on the Maitland roundabout upgrades.

"The NSW Government  through  the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund had provided $45 million for the upgrades to both the Railway Station and Hospital roundabouts," Ms Parker said.

"Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has been busy developing the design for the first stage of work at the roundabout next to the Maitland Railway Station since the preferred options  were announced in June.

"In coming weeks RMS will start establishing the site office on the vacant land off Church Street and setting up traffic  control  measures to ensure the  safety of workers  and road users while the upgrade is carried out.

"The first stage of work involves removing  the roundabout entry on Walker Street and building  a left turn lane onto Cessnock Road. A u-turn  bay will be installed on Cessnock Road for motorists needing to access the roundabout from Walker Street to travel westbound on the highway or northbound along Church Street.

"Work  will also include building  a left turn lane from Cessnock Road onto the New England Highway, installing street lighting and relocating  utilities for the eastbound highway overpass.

"The first stage also includes building  left turn  lanes at the Hospital roundabout and new traffic  lights at Johnson Street to provide  an alternative for motorists  accessing the highway.

"Work  will start on site in mid-August  and will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and Saturdays from 8am to lpm.

"This work is expected to be completed  in mid-2014, weather  permitting.

"Building  work is expected to start on the Railway Station roundabout's eastbound  overpass late next year," Ms Parker said.

For more information about the project  visit

MEDIA CONTACTS: Robyn Parker 4933  1617
AFTER HOURS: John McCormack 0467-731 806

View the original media release (PDF)

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