Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection, Williamtown

The NSW Government is investing $275 million to improve road safety and reduce congestion on the Nelson Bay Road corridor including duplicating the road from Williamtown to Bob’s Farm and early work at the Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection and the Nelson Bay Road and Lemon Passage Road intersection.

Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection – new line marking completed in August 2018
Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection – new line marking completed in August 2018

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services completed Stage 1 early work at the Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road intersection at Williamtown in August 2018.

Construction of the larger scale Stage 2 improvements started in February 2019. Port Stephens Council is carrying out the work on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services.

We will be working between 8.30am and 6.30pm from Monday to Friday and between 7am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday with work expected to be completed in June, weather permitting. Work will not be carried out during peak traffic times so as to minimise disruption to motorists. Night work will also be required. We will let you know in advance of night work occurring.

For more information about the project view the January 2019 start of work notification (PDF, 75.1Kb).

Stage 1 of the work involved changes to line marking to provide a second right hand turning lane from Medowie Road towards Newcastle.

During July and August, Roads and Maritime sought feedback on Stage 2 of the upgrade. Proposed Stage 2 improvements included:

  • Providing a left turn lane on the western leg of the roundabout towards Medowie
  • Improving the alignment of the roundabout westbound to improve safety of vehicle movements
  • Extending the length of the left hand lane and providing a zip merge lane on the departure of the eastern leg of the roundabout towards Nelson Bay
  • Extending the length of the left hand lane on the departure of the eastern leg of the roundabout towards Nelson Bay
  • Providing off road cycle paths around the roundabout to allow cyclists to traverse the intersection safely
  • Providing footpath and kerb ramps to improve safety for pedestrians
  • Extending the existing culvert to allow road widening on Medowie Road.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for their feedback and has decided to proceed with the project as proposed.

Roads and Maritime is working with the NSW EPA to ensure appropriate management of any potential PFAS (per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) during the delivery of the project

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