Major milestone for $45 million Nelson Bay Road upgrade
27 October 2014
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said work on Nelson Bay Road would reach a major milestone when traffic was diverted onto a 2.5 kilometre section of newly widened westbound lanes between Binder Road and 400 metres west of Port Stephens Drive this week.
Minister Gay said east and westbound traffic would be diverted to use newly upgraded westbound lanes to allow widening work to continue on the eastbound lanes.
“The $45 million Nelson Bay Road upgrade project is funded by the NSW Government through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund to boost the region’s infrastructure, support economic growth and improve access,” Minister Gay said.
“The 4.2 kilometre upgrade of Nelson Bay Road is expected to be completed by mid-next year and aims to improve safety, reduce traffic delays and improve travel time reliability for motorists using this section of the road.
“Once completed, Nelson Bay Road will provide two lanes in each direction divided by a central median between Cromarty Lane at Bobs Farm and Port Stephens Drive roundabout at Anna Bay.
“Access to most commercial and residential properties in this section will be restricted to left turn in and left turn out, in line with the final road configuration. New U-turn facilities will allow traffic to turn right and travel in the opposite direction.
“Early next year, traffic is expected to be diverted onto the remaining sections of new road from Cromarty Lane to Binder Road and for 400 metres west of Port Stephens Drive to allow the existing road in these areas to be upgraded.
“The project is part of the NSW Government’s efforts to improve Nelson Bay Road and deliver high quality infrastructure to the community and businesses of the Hunter region,” Minister Gay said.
MEDIA: Siobhan McCarthy 0407 791 802 (Minister Gay)
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