Maitland roundabout design tender awarded

1 October 2013

Maitland roundabout eastbound overpass design tender awarded

Work to build the Maitland Railway Station eastbound roundabout overpass has moved a step closer with the contract awarded to Parsons Brinckerhoff to carry out the detailed design.

Maitland MP Robyn Parker said with the contract in place, design work can start earlier than expected.

“This is great news for road users and the local community who are keen to see the project progress,” Ms Parker said.

“Tenders to build the overpass are expected to be called by Roads and Maritime Services in mid-2014 and building work will start later next year.

“Work to build the overpass is expected to be completed by late 2015, weather permitting.

“The overpass for eastbound New England Highway traffic is a key component of the upgrade to the Railway Station roundabout.

“The NSW Government has provided $45 million to upgrade the two roundabouts on the New England Highway at Maitland, through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund.

“The upgrades aim to improve safety and traffic flow, while catering for future traffic growth in this busy area.

“The Railway Station roundabout upgrade also includes changes to the Walker Street entry and a new slip lane to be installed from Cessnock Road onto the highway.

“Upgrade work is also expected to start at the Hospital roundabout ahead of schedule.

“The Hospital roundabout upgrade will involve building new slip lanes onto High Street and Bungaree Street, a new pedestrian crossing point to the north of the roundabout, and new traffic lights to provide an alternative access onto the highway from Johnson Street.

“Roads and Maritime expects minor work to start in October including tree clearing and relocating utilities near the roundabout.”

Media: Jacquie Cope-Williams 0438 759 650

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