Improvements to Nelson Bay Road Corridor on the way

8 February 2019

Port Stephens Duty MLC, Catherine Cusack said work to improve safety and reduce congestion in Williamtown is about to start on the next stage of upgrades to the Nelson Bay and Medowie Road intersection.

Minor improvements to the intersection were completed in August 2018. Construction of the larger scale Stage 2 improvements will start on Monday 11 February and is expected to take five months to complete, weather permitting.

Ms Cusack said the Berejiklian Government is investing $275 million in the Nelson Bay Road corridor, including duplicating the road between Williamtown and Bobs Farm and upgrading the intersections at Medowie and Lemon Tree Passage roads.

“The work will improve traffic flow, journey times and safety for motorists on Nelson Bay Road as well as improving connectivity for residents, businesses and the community to Newcastle Airport and Williamtown RAAF base,” Ms Cusack said.

Port Stephens Liberal Candidate said lobbying for funding to upgrade main, arterial and local roads across the electorate was her biggest focus and welcomed the commencement of this project.

“The intersection upgrade at Medowie Road is a priority project on Nelson Bay Road in response to increasing daily traffic volumes in the area,” said Ms Abbott.

Port Stephens Council will carry out the work on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services. The project includes lengthening and providing additional turning lanes, enhancing the functionality of the roundabout, providing off-road cycle paths and improving access for pedestrians with footpaths and kerb ramps.

“Roads and Maritime sought comments from the community and stakeholders on the proposed project in July and August 2018. Thank you to everyone who took the time to consider the proposal and provide feedback,” Ms Abbott added.

To minimise disruption to motorists, work will not be carried out during peak traffic times.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Roads and Maritime thanks road users for their patience during this time.

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