Road improvement work on Nelson Bay Road
Friday, 2 September 2016
The Port Stephens community will soon benefit from road surface work on Nelson Bay Road, south of Marsh Road near Bobs Farm, with improvements starting on Monday.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the NSW Government allocated $800,000 to rebuild 460 metres of the northbound lanes of Nelson Bay Road to improve road safety and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.
“The work also includes widening the road shoulders to around two metres to improve cyclist safety,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Work is scheduled to start on Monday 5 September and is expected to be completed in eight weeks, weather permitting.”
The shoulder widening work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 5pm and the road will be resurfaced at night Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 5am to reduce the impact to motorists.
During the work changed traffic conditions including a temporary 40 km/h reduced speed limit and lane closures will be in place to ensure the safety of workers and motorists. Traffic control and electronic message signs will also be in place to help direct motorists.
Port Stephens Council will carry out the work on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services.
Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience while this essential road maintenance work is carried out.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
Scot MacDonald | 02 9230 2393
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