Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading this intersection to accommodate future traffic growth on the highway associated with the Lochinvar Urban Release Area.
OCT 2019Traffic lights switched on
The traffic lights were switched on at the intersection on Thursday 10 October 2019.More information
Final work activities to complete the upgrade will be carried out until late October, weather permitting.
A copy of the design and more information is available in the March 2019 project notification (PDF, 396Kb).
The New England Highway is part of the inland route of the Sydney to Brisbane National Land Transport Network and the primary route connecting the Upper Hunter with Maitland and Newcastle.
The highway is a key link between regional towns in the Hunter, including areas planned for future growth. Maitland City Council has rezoned about 650 hectares of rural land at Lochinvar, near Maitland, for the Lochinvar Urban Release Area (LURA).
The LURA will house up to 5000 new lots and Roads and Maritime has upgraded the New England Highway and Wyndella Road intersection to accommodate access from the highway into the new residential area.
This project is funded through the NSW Government Housing Acceleration Fund.
The upgrade will:
- unlock land for housing development
- providing transport infrastructure certainty
- develop new infrastructure for public and active transport modes
- accommodate future traffic growth along the New England Highway generated by the LURA and other developments within the Maitland local government area.
The intersection upgrade includes installing traffic lights, road widening, building part of the future ‘Southern Ring Road opposite Wyndella Road and providing facilities for buses, cyclists and pedestrians.
The community will be kept informed as construction progresses.
For information about the project contact Roads and Maritime:
Phone: 0427 379 667
Mail: Roads and Maritime Services, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300.