New intersection for Oxley Highway at Rawdon Island
12 February 2019
Work to improve the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting has reached a significant milestone with motorists now using the new Rawdon Island Road intersection.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said the NSW Government is funding a $50 million package of work to improve safety and travel times for motorists along the 514 kilometre highway.
“The relocation of the Rawdon Island Road intersection is a key feature of the $25 million Spencers Cutting upgrade,” Mrs Williams said.
“The completion of this essential intersection upgrade is wonderful news for local commuters who will be able to enjoy safer journeys and experience improved traffic flows.
“Further improvements are being carried out at this intersection, including a new eastbound overtaking lane and extension of the westbound overtaking lane between Spencers Cutting and to the west of Rawdon Island Road.
“Crews are also continuing to widen the highway shoulders and upgrade the roadway to improve safety for the more than 10,000 people who use it every day.”
Mrs Williams said the previous stretch of the highway had poor alignment and tight curves with few opportunities to overtake.
“The relocation of the Rawdon Island Road intersection is the first step of many towards widening the highway to accommodate 3.5 metre-wide lanes and two metre-wide shoulders.”
“The project is progressing well with completion expected in September 2019, weather permitting. As such, the community should continue to expect delays and plan their travel in this area and we thank them for their patience during this project. ;
“As well as improving traffic flow, these essential upgrades will also improve safety for the thousands of motorists travelling along the Oxley Highway,” Mrs Williams said.
Further information about improvements to the Oxley Highway is available at Oxley Highway project.