Maitland roundabout upgrades - New England Highway

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

The eastbound overpass near the Railway Station (Church Street) roundabout at Maitland opened to traffic on 22 September 2016. Work will continue to the end of the year to complete the upgrade.

Background

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading 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.

What happens next?

Now that eastbound traffic has moved onto the new overpass, the New England Highway eastbound from the roundabout will be closed intermittently week nights between 7pm and 5am from late September and throughout October.

We will continue to keep you informed as work progresses.

Notification may include signage to alert road users, media activities, updates on the Live Traffic NSW website, advertising and letters to residents and businesses.

Roads and Maritime apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause and appreciates your patience.

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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