Transport for NSW is planning to improve safety between Dumaresq Street and Cressfield Road to reduce the risk of crashes.
SEP 2020Have your say
Community and stakeholders are invited to comment on a proposal to improve safety on the highway.
More information including a proposed design and how to provide feedback is available in the September 2020 Project notification (PDF, 503kb).
Feedback is invited until Wednesday 30 September 2020.
The NSW Government is investing in safety improvements on the New England Highway between Dumaresq Street and Cressfield Road at Parkville.
The proposal involves:
- Installing a one metre wide painted centreline along the highway.
- The wide centreline would improve safety by providing greater separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions
- Installing audio-tactile line marking along the edge and centrelines
- Installing 280 metres of a new roadside safety barrier
- Shoulder widening near property accesses
- Rebuilding a 540 metre section of the road
- Improving line markings and installing new signage.
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 will carefully consider your feedback on the proposed safety improvements and continue to keep you updated as the project progresses.
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.