Have a say on improvements to Griffiths and Chatham Roads at Hamilton North

2 December 2014

The community is invited to have a say on proposed intersection improvements at the intersection of Griffiths at Chatham roads at Hamilton North which aim to improve safety for all road users.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government has provided $1 million toward the safety work with the community now invited to have a say.

“Roads and Maritime has this week distributed a letter outlining revised proposed safety improvements following community consultation carried out late last year.

“The feedback was considered along with current traffic movements and local investigations to develop the revised design,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“The revised proposal includes building a new pedestrian and cycle path along Richardson Park on the northern side of Griffiths Road.

“New kerbs, pedestrian ramps, footpath links and a concrete median and pedestrian refuge would be installed on the southern leg of Chatham Road to improve pedestrian safety and access to Newcastle Showground.

“Utility relocations would be carried out and around ten trees removed and replaced to accommodate the new pedestrian and cycle path.

“Roads and Maritime will provide a finalised design and further updates to the community closer to the start of work which is scheduled to start mid next year,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said. Community members can view the concept design online by visiting www.rms.nsw.gov.au and submit written feedback to Ken Saxby, Journey Management, Roads and Maritime Services, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle 2300 or by calling (02) 4924 0260 by Friday 13 February.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999

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