Improvements for Maitland roundabout

28 February 2019

Motorists travelling through the New England Highway, Cessnock Road and Church Street roundabout at Maitland will soon see traffic flow improvements with work starting to help reduce congestion.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Hon. Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Liberal National Government is investing $1.5 million in traffic management improvements to the roundabout to help improve travel times in the morning and afternoon traffic peaks.

“Work will start in April and involves installing traffic lights on the eastbound approach to the roundabout to help reduce westbound queues,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The traffic lights are expected to better manage traffic in the afternoon peak by providing more frequent gaps between vehicles, to allow westbound traffic to travel through the roundabout.”

Liberal candidate for Maitland Sally Halliday said she was thrilled to see progress towards addressing congestion issues. “While I have been out on the campaign trail speaking to Maitland residents, this has been one of the hot topic issues raised with me,” Mrs Halliday said.

Traffic queue detectors will be installed on the New England Highway westbound approach to trigger the traffic lights in the afternoon peak. Outside of peak hours, the roundabout will operate normally.

Mrs Halliday said work also includes widening Cessnock Road to extend the left lane by around 100 metres to near the U-turn bay.

“This will improve traffic flow and reduce the queue length on Cessnock Road in the morning peak, by providing additional lane capacity for traffic travelling through the roundabout to Church Street,” Mrs Halliday said.

Roads and Maritime Services will notify the community before work starts.

For more information on road projects, visit the the Hunter page.

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