Transport for NSW is planning to improve safety between Glennies Creek and McInerney Road to reduce the risk of crashes along the highway.
NOV 2020Community consultation report
The community was invited to comment on the proposed safety improvements in July 2020.
A community consultation report (PDF, 1000Kb) summarising the feedback received and our responses is now available.More information
Thank you to everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.
The NSW Government is investing in safety improvements on the New England Highway between Glennies Creek and McInerney Road at Camberwell.
The project involves:
- installing a one metre wide painted centreline along a 350 metre section of the highway between 50 metres east of Lethbridge Street and 80 metres west of Glennie Street. The introduction of the centreline will improve safety by providing greater separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions
- widening the highway on approach to Glennie Street to improve safety for motorists turning left
- installing audio-tactile line marking along the edge and centrelines
- upgrading drainage on both sides of the highway
- installing a roadside safety barrier on the northern approach of the bridge over Glennies Creek
- improving line markings and installing new signage
- vegetation maintenance.
We will be completing a speed zone review for the New England Highway at Camberwell.
The speed zone review will assess a number of factors including crash history, road geometry, road environment, traffic volumes and the number of access points.
We will notify the community of the outcomes of this speed zone review when it has been completed.
The introduction of a one metre wide centreline will improve safety by providing greater separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions.
Audio-tactile line marking
The proposal incorporates audio-tactile line marking (ATLM) on the edge and centrelines along sections of the highway.
ATLM, sometimes called ‘rumble strips’ are small raised bumps typically placed along the edges of roads and in the centre of roads to alert a driver when they are drifting out of their lane.
We have carefully considered your feedback on the proposed safety improvements and will continue to keep you updated as the project progresses.
July 2020 project notification
Have your say - Proposed safety improvements on the New England Highway, Camberwell.
For more information about this project, please contact:
Phone: 0436 454 028 (business hours – Jason Walsh, Project Manager)
Mail: Jason Walsh, Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300.