Maitland roundabout upgrades - New England Highway - completed

The NSW Government provided $51 million, including $45 million through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund, for upgrades on the New England Highway at Maitland to improve safety and traffic flow.

The eastbound overpass near the Railway Station (Church Street) opens to traffic
Overpass near Church Street roundabout, Maitland

Updates and announcements

Project completed. Roads and Maritime wishes to thank the community for its patience throughout the construction of this important upgrade.

Background

Roads and Maritime Services upgraded two roundabouts on the New England Highway at Church Street and High Street, including building an eastbound overpass at the Church Street roundabout.

Project benefits

The key project benefits include:

  • Improved safety for road users
  • Increased traffic capacity through the roundabouts
  • Improved traffic flow and more reliable travel times
  • Improved access for pedestrians and cyclists.

Key features

The Railway Station roundabout upgrade involved:

  • Building an eastbound overpass
  • Building a left turn slip lane from Cessnock Road onto the New England Highway
  • Removing the roundabout entry from Walker Street
  • Providing a u-turn bay on Cessnock Road for access to the roundabout from Walker Street
  • Realigning the westbound New England Highway approach and departure to the roundabout.

The Hospital roundabout upgrade involved:

  • Installing traffic signals at the northern end of Johnson Street
  • Removing the mid-block pedestrian lights 60 metres east of Johnson Street
  • Building left turn slip lanes into High Street and Bungaree Street
  • Removing vegetation from the roundabout
  • Providing pedestrian paths, fencing and a crossing through the median to the west of the roundabout.

Please see the project map for more information.

Pictured from left:  Peter McTackett, Senior Project Manager, Roads and Maritime Services; Anna Zycki, Regional Manager & Executive Coordinator, Roads and Maritime; Maitland City Council Mayor Peter Blackmore; Deputy Mayor Cr Bob Geoghegan enjoy the views from the new eastbound overpass at Maitland.
Pictured from left: Peter McTackett, Senior Project Manager, Roads and Maritime Services; Anna Zycki, Regional Manager & Executive Coordinator, Roads and Maritime; Maitland City Council Mayor Peter Blackmore; Deputy Mayor Cr Bob Geoghegan enjoy the views from the new eastbound overpass at Maitland.
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