New England Highway, Cessnock Road and Church Street roundabout, Maitland

Roads and Maritime Services is planning to improve traffic flow and travel times on the New England Highway at Maitland.

New England Highway, Cessnock Road and Church Street roundabout, Maitland
New England Highway, Cessnock Road and Church Street roundabout, Maitland

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services will start work on improvements at the roundabout in April 2019. The community will be notified of our work schedule before work starts.

To view the stage one work please download the February 2019 project update (PDF, 385Kb).

Project overview

The NSW Government is investing $1.5million this financial year to develop and deliver traffic management solutions to improve traffic flow and travel times.

Work will involve installing traffic lights on the eastbound approach to the New England Highway and Church Street roundabout to help reduce westbound queues.

The traffic lights will help to better manage traffic in the afternoon peak by providing more frequent gaps between vehicles to allow westbound traffic to travel through the roundabout.

Traffic queue detectors will be installed on the New England Highway westbound approach to trigger the traffic lights to stop eastbound traffic when there are westbound queues, particularly in the afternoon peak.

Work also includes widening Cessnock Road to extend the left lane by around 100 metres to near the U-turn bay. This will improve traffic flow and reduce the queue length on Cessnock Road in the morning peak by providing additional lane capacity for traffic traveling through the roundabout to Church Street.  

Next steps

The community will be notified of our work schedule before work starts in April 2019.

For further information about this project contact:

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