Transport for NSW is planning to improve traffic flow and safety from Stanford Street to just north of Trenchard Street.
SEP 2020Community consultation report
The community was invited to comment on the proposed second stage of work in May 2020.More information
A community consultation report (PDF, 1.17Mb) summarising the feedback received and our responses is now available.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.
To view the revised design for Stage 2 please download the September 2020 project notification (PDF, 666Kb).
Work recently started on an upgrade at the Main Road and Heddon Street intersection, which is being funded and delivered by the Developer of the nearby residential estate.
This first stage of the upgrade involves building traffic lights and providing two lanes in each direction at the intersection on Main Road. This work is required as part of the Developer's Development Application approval with Cessnock City Council.
To provide further traffic flow benefits to motorists, Transport for NSW has developed a second stage of work which would adjoin the upgraded intersection.
The NSW Government is investing $1 million through the Housing Acceleration Fund for the second stage of work, with a further $3 million provided through developer contributions.
This upgrade will manage traffic flow on Main Road and ensure the new Heddon Street intersection will operate effectively as traffic volumes increase, with significant residential development expected in the area over coming years.
The second stage of work involves:
- extending the two travel lanes in each direction on Main Road
- extending the concrete median from the stage one work to Stanford Street to improve safety by separating motorists travelling in the opposite directions and preventing motorists from turning across multiple lanes
- banning the right turns into and out of Stanford Street, to reduce the risk of crashes. Motorists will be able to turn right by using the new traffic lights at the Heddon Street intersection.
- closing the access into Averys Lane from Main Road. Motorists will be able to access Averys Lane by using the new traffic lights at the Heddon Street intersection.
- introducing a no stopping zone along this section of Main Road and at the Heddon Street intersection.
- providing off-peak parking in front of the local shops. Parking will not be permitted between the hours of 6.30am and 9.30am and 3pm and 6pm weekdays.
- installing roadside safety barrier to help prevent motorists from veering off the road
- providing a cycle lane to help cyclists travel safely through the intersection.
We will keep the community updated as the second stage of the project progresses.
September 2020 consultation report
Main Road and Heddon Street upgrade, Heddon Greta.
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For more information about this project, please contact:
Phone: 0438 659 096
Mail: Dwayne Ramzan-Levy
Transport for NSW - Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle 2300 NSW