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

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

Transport for NSW is upgrading the roundabout to improve traffic flow and travel times on the New England Highway at Maitland.

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AUG 2020

AUG 2020Start of work

Work on the second stage of traffic improvements is starting on Sunday 23 August

Work will be carried out Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 5am for five months, weather permitting.

For more information please download the August 2020 project notification (PDF, 740Kb).

Project information

The NSW Government is investing $4.9 million this financial year to deliver traffic management solutions to improve traffic flow and travel times.

Stage 1

Traffic lights were installed on the eastbound approach to the New England Highway and Church Street roundabout to help reduce westbound queues. On Thursday 10 October 2019, the traffic lights were switched on.

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

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

Stage 2 improvements

The second stage of work will start in August 2020 and involves:

  • installing traffic lights on the Church Street approach to the roundabout to manage traffic flow during busy times
  • modifying the roundabout to provide two through lanes from Church Street to Cessnock Road. This extra through lane will increase the capacity of the roundabout
  • extending the two southbound lanes on Cessnock Road to Fishery Creek Bridge
  • extending the two southbound lanes on Church Street
  • providing two right turn lanes into Cessnock Road for eastbound traffic on the New England Highway

Traffic modelling shows these improvements are expected to reduce delay times for westbound motorists by around 80 per cent during afternoon peak hours.

We are continuing to progress plans to potentially further extend the two southbound lanes on Church Street over the rail bridge. We will provide another update to the community on this in coming weeks.

For more information and a diagram of the work please download the August 2020 project notification (PDF, 740Kb).

We will keep the community updated as Stage 2 work progresses.

Project documents

Project notifications

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August 2020 project notification 742Kb
May 2020 project notification 207Kb
November 2019 project notification

Have your say - New England Highway traffic flow improvements at Maitland.

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May 2019 project notification

Start of work at the New England Highway, Cessnock Road and Church Street roundabout, Maitland from Sunday 2 June 2019.

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Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: (02) 4908 7724 (business hours – Viet Nguyen, Project Manager)

Email: Viet.Nguyen2@transport.nsw.gov.au

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