Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection, Williamtown

The NSW Government is investing $8.3 million to improve road safety and reduce congestion on the Nelson Bay Road corridor including upgrading the Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection and to plan for improvements at the Nelson Bay Road and Lemon Passage Road intersection.

Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection – new line marking in August 2018
Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection – new line marking in August 2018

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services completed Stage 1 minor improvements to the Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection at Williamtown in August 2018.

Construction of the larger scale Stage 2 improvements will start in late February 2019. Early preparation work at the site has commenced and will be completed before Christmas 2018.

The early preparation work involves relocation of utilities near the site. There will be no disruption to residents or motorists during this work.

Stage 1 of the work involved changes to line marking to provide a second right hand turning lane from Medowie Road towards Newcastle.

During July and August, Roads and Maritime sought feedback on Stage 2 of the upgrade. Proposed Stage 2 improvements included:

  • Providing a left turn lane on the western leg of the roundabout towards Medowie.
  • Improving the alignment of the roundabout westbound to improve safety of vehicle movements.
  • Extending the length of the right turn lane on Medowie Road on the approach to the northern leg of the roundabout.
  • Extending the length of the left hand lane on the departure of the eastern leg of the roundabout towards Nelson Bay.
  • Providing off road cycle paths around the roundabout to allow cyclists to traverse the intersection safely.
  • Providing footpath and kerb ramps to improve safety for pedestrians.
  • Extending the existing culvert to allow road widening on Medowie Road.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for their feedback and has decided to proceed with the project as proposed.

Roads and Maritime is working with the NSW EPA to ensure appropriate management of any potential PFAS (per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) during the delivery of the project

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact our Project Manager, Julian Mehanathan on 02 4908 7629 during business hours or julian.mehanathan@rms.nsw.gov.au.

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