New England Highway and Wyndella Road intersection, Lochinvar

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading this intersection to accommodate future traffic growth on the highway associated with the Lochinvar Urban Release Area.

Updates and announcements

Early work to relocate underground services is currently underway with a site compound to be established from Wednesday 13 March. Main construction work is scheduled to start on Tuesday 2 April.

We will be working between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday and expect to complete the project in late November, weather permitting.

A copy of the design and more information is available in the March 2019 project notification (PDF, 396Kb).

Project background

The New England Highway is part of the inland route of the Sydney to Brisbane National Land Transport Network and the primary route connecting the Upper Hunter with Maitland and Newcastle.

The highway is a key link between regional towns in the Hunter, including areas planned for future growth. Maitland City Council has rezoned about 650 hectares of rural land at Lochinvar, near Maitland, for the Lochinvar Urban Release Area (LURA).

The LURA will house up to 5000 new lots and Roads and Maritime has prepared a design for an upgrade at the New England Highway and Wyndella Road intersection to accommodate access from the highway into the new residential area.

This project will be funded through the NSW Government Housing Acceleration Fund.

Project objectives

The upgrade will:

  • unlock land for housing development
  • providing transport infrastructure certainty
  • develop new infrastructure for public and active transport modes
  • accommodate future traffic growth along the New England Highway generated by the LURA and other developments within the Maitland local government area.

Project features

The intersection upgrade includes installing traffic lights, road widening, building part of the future ‘Southern Ring Road opposite Wyndella Road and providing facilities for buses, cyclists and pedestrians.

Next steps

The community will be kept informed as the project progresses

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