Safer travel ahead on Raymond Terrace Road

15 January 2021

Motorists will soon benefit from a safer Raymond Terrace Road, with work starting this weekend on road resurfacing and widening, and the installation of safety barriers and new street lighting.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government is investing $5 million over two years through the Safer Roads program to improve this key east-west link between Raymond Terrace and East Maitland.

“More than 14,000 motorists travel daily along this vital route, which passes through the growing suburbs of Chisholm and Thornton,” Mr Toole said.

“These improvements are being carried out at a number of sites between Irrawang Bridge and McFarlanes Road, and will not only improve safety, but also support the local economy by providing work to suppliers and contractors.”

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Transport Chris Gulaptis said work would be carried out in stages over the seven-kilometre section of Raymond Terrace Road.

“This will involve road resurfacing and widening, culvert widening, installing safety barriers and street lighting and line marking improvements,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“A new wide centre line will provide greater distance between traffic, and when combined with rumble strips, can reduce fatalities and injuries caused by head-on crashes by up to 65 per cent.”

Work will start on Sunday, 17 January, with the first section from Woodberry Road to west of Scotch Creek Road at Millers Forest taking four weeks to complete, weather permitting.

To reduce impact to motorists, work will be carried out between 6.30pm and 4.30am from Sunday to Thursday with lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h during work hours.

For more information on the program of works for Raymond Terrace Road please visit nswroads.work/rtr. For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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