Stage One of Maitland Roundabouts Project Complete

9 April 2014

Stage One of Maitland Roundabouts Project Complete

Member for Maitland Robyn Parker today announced the first stage of the NSW Government's $45 million Maitland roundabouts upgrade has been completed with the Cessnock Road slip lane open to traffic.

Ms Parker said the slip lane had been installed as part of the wider Maitland roundabout upgrades being carried out at Church Street, near Maitland Railway Station and High Street near Maitland Hospital.

"As part of the Railway Station roundabout improvements, a slip lane has been installed to make it easier for traffic turning left from Cessnock Road onto the New England Highway at the roundabout," Ms Parker said.

"The slip lane will improve traffic flow at the roundabout, particularly during peak times when the area can become congested ."

Ms Parker said this part of the project would also make the roundabout safer for road users.

"The opening of the slip lane is the final component of the first stage of the upgrade. Construction commenced in August last year and has been completed ahead of schedule.

"It is great news for road users and the local community, who are keen to see the project progress."

Ms Parker said the NSW Government funded the Maitland Roundabouts project through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund. The upgrade will improve safety and traffic flow at the roundabouts, while also catering for future traffic growth.

Work on the first stage of the project included the Cessnock Road U-turn bay and closure of the Walker Street entry to the Railway Station roundabout which was completed in December last year.

New traffic lights at the intersection of the New England Highway and the northern end of Johnson Street were also switched on last month.

Roads and Maritime will call tenders to build the eastbound overpass at the Railway Station roundabout mid this year, which is the second stage of the upgrade. Work on the overpass is expected to start in late 2014, weather permitting.

For more information about the project visit

MEDIA CONTACTS: Robyn Parker 4933 1617

AFTER HOURS: John McCormack 0467-731806

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