Newcastle Traffic hot Spots
14 July 2014
Community invited to comment on inner city Newcastle traffic hot spots
Members of the local community are invited to provide feedback and possible solutions about traffic hot spots around inner Newcastle.
Member for Newcastle, Tim Owen AM MP, said Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out a study to investigate congestion and traffic efficiency along several state road corridors in inner Newcastle to help determine priorities for future road upgrades.
“Preliminary investigations have identified significant traffic congestion issues at 23 sites in inner Newcastle, along five state road corridors,” Mr Owen said.
“The community can view an online interactive map, which identifies the roads and intersections being investigated, and provide feedback on these and any other traffic hot spots they would like considered as part of the study.
“The traffic study will investigate these sites to develop a priority list of potential projects and inform future road network planning in inner Newcastle.”
Mr Owen said input from the community is vital to confirm sites in the study area requiring investigation and find possible solutions.
“We’re looking for information from road users about queuing and delays at the identified sites and any solutions the community can think of to make their journey a better one.
“The study will examine traffic issues along state roads within inner Newcastle, although will also consider the impact to connecting local roads at problem sites.
“When the study is complete, a prioritised list of potential projects will be considered for future funding,” Mr Owen said.
No funding has been allocated for building work at this time, apart from work related to the Rankin Park to Jesmond section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass announced in the recent NSW Budget.
The inner Newcastle traffic study will be completed by the end of 2014.
Feedback can be provided on the online interactive map to firstname.lastname@example.org, Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300 or by phoning 1800 550 621 by Friday 8 August.
To access the interactive map and for more information about the study visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects/newcastletrafficstudy
Media please phone Lizzie Watkin PH: 0404 005 036
View the origiinal media release.