Major upgrade work starts to improve Dungog Road
1 July 2016
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced major work will start next week to upgrade Dungog Road which is an essential link in the Hunter region.
Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government has provided Dungog Shire Council with a $10 million special purpose grant to upgrade sections of Main Road 101 from Tocal through to Dungog.
“Our local roads provide vital connections between the towns of Dungog and Maitland and the communities of Paterson, Martin Creek, Hilldale, Wallarobba and Wirragula,” Mr Johnsen said.
“The funding will allow Council to widen realign and rebuild sections of the roads in the next four years.
“The essential safety improvements involve providing wider, smoother and longer lasting roads for the 3,700 motorists and approximately 200 freight trucks travelling along them each day.”
Mr Johnsen said work on Dungog Road will include resealing, stabilising and widening of 8.3 kilometres of the road to include road shoulders and improve visibility on and around curves.
“Work will take place in a number of locations from Monday 11 July at Sandy Creek and then from Monday 1 August at the Maitland City Council boundary. Future projects will also include work through Paterson and on Mackay Street at Dungog,” Mr Johnsen said.
“Roads and Maritime Services will administer the funding on behalf of the NSW Government and will work with Council to ensure the improvements are prioritised and completed to schedule.
“The $10 million special purpose grant is a great outcome for our Upper Hunter Electorate communities and demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to providing safer roads and fast tracking upgrades to local and regional roads in the region,” Mr Johnsen concluded.
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