Improved safety on the way for motorists at Wallabadah

1 November 2017

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter wishes to advise that major maintenance work is about to start on the New England Highway at Wallabadah to provide a safer and smoother journey for motorists.

Mr. Johnsen said the NSW Government has provided $1.5 million to resurface a section of the highway north of Quirindi Creek Bridge.

“The work will be a case of short term inconvenience for long term gain, as there will be temporary changed traffic conditions for the safety of workers and motorists,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“Work will involve resurfacing a 1.5 kilometre section of the highway to provide a smoother road surface, improve safety and reduce the need for future maintenance.

“The New England Highway is one of the region’s busiest and most important roads, so it’s important it’s kept to the standard motorists deserve.”

Mr. Johnsen said work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm Monday to Saturday from Monday 6 November and take about six weeks to complete, weather permitting.

“Traffic will be reduced to one lane with stop/slow conditions in place as well as a reduced speed limit during work hours,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“Motorists are advised to plan their journey and should allow extra travel time, as delays of up to 10 minutes are expected while work is carried out,” Mr. Johnsen concluded.

Up-to-date information including any changes to dates and detours will be displayed on electronic messaging signs along the road.

Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.

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