Have your say on safety improvements on the New England Highway at Rutherford

28 November 2019

The community is invited to have its say on a proposal for safety improvements on the New England Highway at Rutherford between Aberglassyn Road and John Street.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said safety and traffic flow would be improved for almost 30,000 motorists who use the highway each day.

"The proposed work involves extending the right turn lane on the New England Highway for motorists turning right into Aberglasslyn Road from the east," Mr Gulaptis said.

"A new raised central median will be installed to prevent vehicles from making a right turn movement into South Street from the highway, making this intersection 'left in' and 'left out' only.

"To improve safety along this section of the highway, the right turn movement into Walter Street will also be removed for motorists travelling east.

"Motorists wanting to access South Street and Walter Street from the highway will do so by using the traffic lights located at the John Street intersection and travelling west along Gillies Street."

The proposal also involves improving pedestrian safety by installing a new pedestrian refuge on South Street, improved line markings, new signage and road resurfacing.

Further information about the proposal, including a design layout, is available for view
at the New England Highway safety improvements at Rutherford webpage.

Community members interested in having a say on the proposal are encouraged to email Viet.Nguyen@rms.nsw.gov.au or write to Viet Nguyen, Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300 by Friday 6 December.

All feedback will be carefully considered and the community kept informed as the proposal progresses.

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