Oxley Highway - Spencers Cutting improvements

Roads and Maritime Services is developing plans to improve the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting, about six kilometres east of Wauchope.

The realignment of the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting will remove dangerous bends
The realignment of the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting will remove dangerous bends

Project background

The need to improve this section of road was identified in the draft Oxley Highway Corridor Strategy. The current highway has poor alignment, narrow pavements, inconsistent edge lines and inadequate clear zones with few opportunities to overtake.

The project

The project will involve:

  • building an eastbound overtaking lane between Spencers Cutting and to the west of Rawdon Island Road
  • realigning the intersection with Rawdon Island Road, and
  • widening the highway to accommodate 3.5-metre lanes and two-metre shoulders.

Review of environmental factors

A review of environmental factors (REF) has been prepared to determine the environmental impact of the improvements on the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting to inform the concept design and construction.

The REF will be on display for public comment until Friday 13 October 2017. Please view or download the Review of Environmental Factors.

The REF can also be viewed at the following locations:

  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, 17 Burrawan Street, Port Macquarie
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, 49 High Street, Wauchope
  • Port Macquarie Library, Grant Street
  • Wauchope Library, 51 High Street, Wauchope
  • Service NSW, 21/23 Central Road, Port Macquarie.

Community 'drop-in' sessions

The project team will be available at two staffed ‘drop-in’ sessions to answer questions and receive feedback on the REF and concept design. There will be no formal presentations given so community members can visit at any time during the session.

Project staff will also be available to discuss the project at:

  • Session One: Vickers Fudge in Kings Creek Road between 3pm to 7pm on Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • Session Two: The Senior Citizens Centre, Main Street, Wauchope, between 3pm and 7pm on Thursday 21 September 2017.

Next steps

Feedback on the REF and concept design will be considered and a submissions report published. Once the project is approved Roads and Maritime will complete detailed design and prepare for construction in the first half of 2018.

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