Eastbound overpass at Maitland opens to traffic

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Maitland residents woke this morning to news of the eastbound overpass near the Railway Station (Church Street) at Maitland 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.

“The opening of the new overpass early this morning is another example of the Baird Government delivering for the people of Maitland and the Hunter,” Mr MacDonald said.

“This is a significant step toward completing the upgrade of two roundabouts on the New England Highway at Church Street and High Street,” Mr MacDonald said.

“We expect the new overpass to increase traffic capacity through the busy intersection, improve safety and traffic flow and provide more reliable travel times for all road users.”

Now that eastbound traffic has 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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