Johnsen welcomes $700,000 maintenance upgrade on New England Highway

20 August 2015

Roads and Maritime Services will start the annual heavy patching maintenance program this Sunday 23 August on the New England Highway in the Upper Hunter.

Michael Johnsen said the NSW Government allocated $700,000 for the annual maintenance which includes patching various sections of the highway to improve road safety.

“Work between Forbes Street and Common Road at Scone will be carried out on Wednesday 26 August between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Further work will be carried out at night on various sections of the highway for one shift at a time between 6pm and 5am, weather permitting.

“Night work will take place between Gundy Road and Liverpool Street at Scone, Aberdeen Street and Sandy Creek Road at Muswellbrook, Gordon and Short streets at Aberdeen, Neotsfield Lane and Range Road at Whittingham, and Nelson and West streets at Greta,” Mr Johnsen said.

All projects are expected to be completed by 18 September, weather permitting.

To ensure the safety of workers, motorists and other road users, lane closures and temporary reduced speed limits will be in place during work and traffic controllers and signs will help direct motorists.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this essential maintenance work is carried out.

For the latest traffic information, visit, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.


Media contact:

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