Transport for NSW is planning for a future New England Highway bypass of Singleton to improve traffic flow, travel times and safety through Singleton town centre by reduced traffic including heavy freight.
The NSW Government has committed $92 million towards the Singleton bypass under Rebuilding NSW and allocated $2.7 million in 2019-20 to continue development of the project.
DEC 2019Have your say - concept design and REF
You are invited to have your say on the concept design and review of environmental factors (REF) for the Singleton Bypass.
Click on our new interactive web portal to find out more about the REF, provide feedback and view the proposed bypass design.More information
The concept design and REF and will be on display until 5pm on Sunday 1 March 2020.
There are a number of ways you can get involved, including visiting an information session to talk to project team members, commenting on the design via the interactive web portal or by calling or emailing the project team.
Information on how you can get involved and have your say is available in the December 2019 Project Update (PDF, 4.39Mb).
Timing for construction of the bypass has not been confirmed and is subject to approval and funding availability.
The New England Highway is part of the inland Sydney to Brisbane National Land Transport Network and the primary route connecting the Upper Hunter with Maitland and Newcastle.
The highway passes through the centre of Singleton and carries around 26,000 vehicles, including more than 3700 heavy vehicles, each day.
Traffic volumes are predicted to increase in the next 25 years. The planned bypass of Singleton would improve the movement of freight and journeys for current and future traffic demands.
A preferred option for the bypass was announced in 2016 and involves building a new section of highway west of Singleton across the floodplain, starting near Newington Lane and rejoining the New England Highway north of McDougalls Hilll.
We are working with the community and stakeholders during the planning process to understand issues and minimise potential impact to the environment.
Transport for NSW is inviting feedback from the community about the Singleton bypass concept design and REF. There are a number of ways you can get involved, including visiting an information session, commenting on the design via the interactive portal or by calling or emailing the project team.
Submissions close at 5pm on Sunday 1 March 2020.
Following the public display of the REF, Transport for NSW would prepare a submissions report which would summarise and provide a response to submissions received for the proposal.
The submissions report would include a summary of any changes to the proposal in response to the submissions and other feedback during the display period.
The community would continue to be informed during the development and construction of the proposal. Transport for NSW would also continue to consult with Singleton Council as well as other relevant stakeholders and government agencies as the proposal develops.
For further information about this project contact:
Phone: 1800 991 254 (during business hours)
Mail: Joel Rosendahl, Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300.