Nelson Bay Road and Lemon Tree Passage intersection upgrade

Nelson Bay Road and Lemon Tree Passage intersection upgrade

The NSW Government has committed $275 million to improve road safety and reduce congestion on the Nelson Bay Road corridor including duplicating the road from Williamtown to Bob’s Farm and early work at the Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection and the Nelson Bay Road and Lemon Passage Road intersection.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is planning to upgrade the Nelson Bay Road and Lemon Tree Passage Road intersection to improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for road users.

The community is invited to comment on the proposed intersection upgrade by 5pm on Monday 18 March 2019. Feedback received will be considered to finalise the proposal.

A copy of the proposed design and more information is available in the February 2019 project notification (PDF, 232Kb).

Project features

The proposed improvements at the intersection of Nelson Bay Road and Lemon Tree Passage Road include:

  • providing an additional left turn lane into Lemon Tree Passage Road from Nelson Bay Road
  • extending the eastbound merge lane on Nelson Bay Road. This includes adjusting driveways and associated drainage on the eastern side of the roundabout to accommodate road widening for the extended lane
  • extending the two lane approach to the roundabout on Lemon Tree Passage Road
  • providing an additional westbound lane on Nelson Bay Road on approach to the roundabout
  • providing off-road cycle paths around the roundabout to improve safety for cyclists
  • providing footpath and kerb ramps to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • removing and replacing concrete medians
  • road resurfacing and new line marking.
Intersection improvements, improving safety and new pathways for active transport

Next steps

Feedback on the proposed intersection design is invited until 5pm on Friday 15 March and will be considered in finalising the proposal.

Work is expected to start in 2019, weather permitting.

We will continue to keep stakeholders and the community informed as the project progresses.

Update on early work on Nelson Bay Road

Work to improve the Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection at Williamtown started in August 2018. This work is continuing with utility relocations starting in December and main construction activities starting in February 2019.

We are also planning a project to duplicate Nelson Bay Road from Williamtown to Bobs Farm. We will continue to keep the community informed as this project progresses

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