Work starts on eastbound overpass at Maitland Railway Station roundabout
14 January 2015
Work starts next week on the major project to build the eastbound overpass at the Maitland Railway Station roundabout.
“Roads and Maritime Services last month awarded a contract to Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd who will deliver the project to the community by 2016, weather permitting,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“This new overpass will carry two lanes above the Church Street roundabout for eastbound traffic using the New England Highway and bypass the flood plain area to the north of the highway at the western end of the bridge.
“The 430 metre long overpass and approach road work will connect to the New England Highway about 500 metres east and 400 metres west of the roundabout.
“The overall upgrade aims to improve road safety and traffic flow while catering for the future traffic growth in this busy area.
“Early work is now under way to establish the site compound with the community to be advised in advance of any required night work,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
The $45 million Maitland roundabouts upgrades under way at Church Street, near Maitland Railway Station and at High Street, near Maitland Hospital are largely funded through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund.
Road users and the community will be kept informed as major building work progresses.
For more information about the Maitland roundabouts project visit the Roads and Maritime website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au
CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999