Stanford Merthyr to Kurri Kurri access

23 December 2013

Stanford Merthyr to Kurri Kurri access road to offer road user benefits

Road users are soon to benefit from the newly opened access road connecting the suburbs of Stanford Merthyr and Kurri Kurri, which aims to improve safety and traffic flow for local road users.

“The new access road is part of the $1.7 billion Hunter Expressway project jointly funded by the NSW and Australian Government,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“In September 2011, the NSW Government announced funding would be provided to Cessnock City Council to build a new connecting road between Stanford Merthyr and Kurri Kurri.

“The work forms part of an overall strategy to find solutions to local issues.

“The work complements a new roundabout built at the intersection of Maitland, Mulbring and Tarro streets which opened to traffic in May this year.

“Funding was also provided for a new two-lane sealed road connecting the suburbs of Stanford Merthyr and Kurri Kurri, providing a second access road for the residents.

“Cessnock City Council designed and built the new access road linking Heddon Street and Colliery Street with support from Roads and Maritime Services.

“We thank community members for their patience while this important work was carried out,” the spokesperson said.

For more information on the Hunter Expressway project visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/hex 

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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