Eastbound overpass at Maitland to open to traffic

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Maitland roundabout upgrades on the New England Highway will reach a major milestone this month with the eastbound overpass opening to traffic.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the NSW Government is providing $51 million, including $45 million through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund, to improve safety and traffic flow on the New England Highway at Maitland.

“Since August 2013 Roads and Maritime Services has been upgrading two roundabouts on the New England Highway at Church Street and High Street, including building an eastbound overpass at the Church Street roundabout,” Mr MacDonald said.

“With the majority of work on the overpass now completed, eastbound traffic will switch to the new overpass late September, weather permitting.”

“The new overpass is expected to increase traffic capacity through the busy intersection, improve safety and traffic flow, providing more reliable travel times for all road users.”

Mr MacDonald said once eastbound traffic is moved onto the new overpass the New England Highway eastbound from the roundabout will be closed intermittently week nights between 7pm and 5am from late September and throughout October to complete the upgrade.

“Traffic impacted by these closures will be diverted to the hospital roundabout and then east via the new overpass bridge,” Mr MacDonald said.

Motorists are advised to keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.

More information is available at rms.nsw.gov.au.

Media: Scot MacDonald | 02 9230 2393

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