Improvement work starts on New England Highway between Aberdeen and Willow Tree

20 May 2016

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced work will soon start to repair and widen sections of the New England Highway between Aberdeen and Willow Tree.

Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government allocated $25 million for a four year program of work including $1 million this financial year to start planning and delivery of the work.

“The projects will improve safety, travel times and freight efficiency while reducing maintenance costs along this section of the highway,” Mr Johnsen said.

“The work will be delivered progressively until 2019.

“The first package of work is expected to start between Haydon’s Lane and White Street at Blandford on Saturday 28 May and be completed by mid-June, weather permitting.”

Roads and Maritime Services will continue to update stakeholders and the community as timings and potential impacts of work are confirmed.

Visit the Roads and Maritime website at for information about other road related projects and information.

“RMS has asked me to pass on their thanks to our Upper Hunter communities for their patience while these essential improvements are carried out along the New England Highway,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

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