The NSW Government has provided $820,000 in 2019/20 to improve safety and reduce the risk of crashes at the Haggartys Lane intersection.
OCT 2019Work commences
Work is being carried out between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Friday and is expected to be completed in three months, weather permitting.More information
Work will involve widening the highway to provide dedicated right turn bays for motorists exiting the highway at Haggartys Lane and Cemetery Lane.
Roads and Maritime Services are upgrading the intersection of the New England Highway and Haggartys Lane at Whittingham to improve safety for motorists at the intersection.
Work will involve providing dedicated right turn bays for motorists exiting the highway at Haggartys Lane and Cemetery Lane.
Minor work was completed in preparation for this upgrade to start which involved relocating power poles and utilities and adjusting fence posts. Lighting has also been upgraded to improve safety for motorists approaching the intersection at night.
A copy of the design and more information is available in the September 2019 project notification.
Roads and Maritime is progressing plans to improve safety and reduce the risk of crashes along the New England Highway at Whittingham.
These plans involve:
- Investigating additional safety improvements along an eight kilometre section of the highway between New Freugh Lane, north of the Golden Highway intersection and Newington Lane, south of Singleton
- Developing a proposal to resurface and install a wide painted centre-line along a one kilometre section of the highway between Range Road and Haggartys Lane. This will improve safety by providing greater separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions
- Installing street lighting at the Range Road and Racecourse Lane intersections
- Where suitable, installing audio-tactile line marking. This involves placing raised bumps on the road surface, the bumps produce a noise and vibration to warn drivers that their vehicle is leaving the travel lane
- Finalising a speed zone review for the highway and updating the community of the review’s findings. Onsite inspections to inform the review have been completed.
We will continue to work with the community and stakeholders to progress these projects.
For further information about this project contact:
Phone: (02) 4352 5411 (business hours – Julian Vera, Project Manager)
Mail: Julian Vera, Roads and Maritime Services, Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300.