Have a say on next stage of plans to extend M1 Pacific Motorway
7 OCTOBER 2015
Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on a revised concept design for the M1 Pacific Motorway extension project to the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace.
“The NSW Government allocated $3 million this financial year to continue planning this major upgrade which aims to ease congestion, reduce travel times and improve road user safety,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“This is one of the final major stages of the Pacific Highway/Motorway to be built between Sydney and Brisbane.
“Roads and Maritime has recently reviewed and improved the project design from 2010 to ensure the future extension provides the best outcome for road users, the environment and the community.
“The road alignment has been moved further north between Black Hill and Tomago and would include a new 2.6 kilometre bridge across the Hunter River and floodplain.
“The change in alignment means a new major interchange can be included at Tarro to improve traffic flow and connectivity between the M1 Pacific Motorway, New England Highway and John Renshaw Drive.”
The spokesperson said the Tomago Road interchange has also been redesigned to improve access to and from the major industrial and employment area.
“The revised design has increased flood immunity across the route and avoids environmentally sensitive areas like protected wetlands.
“Feedback on the revised concept design is invited by 6 November and will be used to finalise the concept design and inform the environmental assessment.”
Community members are invited to community drop-in sessions to speak directly to the project team at MarketPlace Shopping Centre Raymond Terrace between 3pm and 7pm on Thursday 15 October, and Stockland Shopping Centre Green Hills between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 17 October.
Building timing is to be confirmed.
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