New bridge ramp at Maitland railway station opens to pedestrians
13 Apil 2015
Pedestrian safety in Maitland has improved with work being completed this week to install a new northern access ramp to the pedestrian bridge across the New England Highway at Maitland Railway Station.
Scot MacDonald, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter & Central Coast said the NSW Government allocated $45 million for the Maitland roundabouts project through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund to improve safety and traffic flow, while catering for expected traffic growth in the area.
“We are delighted to open the new pedestrian ramp in time for the highly anticipated Hunter Valley Steamfest which is held in the nearby park,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The ramp will improve access for residents and commuters travelling to busy Maitland Railway Station and attending events at the nearby showground.
“The 126 metre long ramp was built using a wrap around design and has 12 spans.
“The bridge features modern handrails and safety screens and provides safer access for people in wheelchairs and the mobility impaired.”
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for their patience while work was carried out.
Scot was joined by Maitland Councillor Bob Geoghegan for the announcement.
For more information about the project visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.
Media: Scot MacDonald MLC, 0408 450 032
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