Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the roundabout to improve traffic flow and travel times on the New England Highway at Maitland.
DEC 2019Have your say on Stage 2
The community is invited to comment on the proposed second stage of work.More information
The NSW Government is investing $1 million this financial year to develop and deliver traffic management solutions to improve traffic flow and travel times.
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, 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 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. This work is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
Stage 2 improvements
We are planning additional traffic management changes for the roundabout and the nearby road network. The first stage of work will provide traffic flow improvements in the short-term while design work continues on the Stage 2 improvements.
For more information on the proposed Stage 2 improvements please view our November 2019 project notification (PDF, 586Kb).
We will keep the community updated as Stage 1 work progresses.
We will publish a Community Consultation report to respond to feedback received for the proposed Stage 2 work in early 2020. At this time we will provide the community with an update on the progress of the project.
For further information about this project contact:
Phone: (02) 4908 7735 (business hours – Paul Galvin, Project Manager)