Safety improvements on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri

Transport for NSW is delivering safety improvements between Merthyr Street and Cantwell Street aimed at reducing the risk of crashes.

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MAR 2022

MAR 2022News

Road safety work starts on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri

Road safety work started on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri on Monday 14 March. Work is expected to take 10 weeks, weather permitting.

We will be working between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. Night work will be carried out between 27 March and 14 April from 7pm to 6am, Sunday to Thursday.

See the March 2022 Project notification (PDF, 1.08Mb) for more information.

OCT 2021

OCT 2021Have your say

Transport for NSW sought comments from the community and stakeholders earlier this year on a proposal. Following a review of comments, speaking with residents and further investigations, we have made some changes to the project design to address issues raised.

For more information on the changes and a copy of the revised design, please download the October 2021 project notification (PDF, 1.13Mb).

Project information

This $3.05 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments, with $2.4 million from the Federal Road Safety Program and an additional $650,000 contribution from the NSW Government’s road pavement program.

Between October 2014 and April 2020, there were 12 crashes along this section of Lang Street including seven rear-end crashes, two crashes involving turning vehicles and three crashes involving pedestrians.

This project aims to address these crash types and reduce the risk of crashes between Merthyr Street and Cantwell Street.

Transport for NSW has engaged Cessnock City Council to carry out the work.

The project involves:

  • Resurfacing the road, adjusting drainage and installing new line marking
  • Building sections of concrete kerb and gutter and adjusting driveways
  • Providing right turn and left turn lanes into Stanford Street, Greta Street and Heddon Street
  • Building three concrete pedestrian refuges and a wide painted central median to allow pedestrians to cross one direction of travel at a time
  • Building a concrete footpath from Heddon Street to connect to the new refuge located between Heddon Street and Cantwell Street
  • Adjusting parking to accommodate the left turn lanes and pedestrian refuges, which will involve installing a section of angled parking between Merthyr Street and Stanford Street, and Stanford Street and Greta Street.
  • Removing some parking spaces in front of properties to accommodate the new proposed pedestrian refuges.

Cessnock City Council will also be funding and completing additional work to complement Transport’s safety improvements, including:

  • Building a concrete footpath between Stanford Street and Greta Street connecting to the new refuge

Work started on Monday 14 March and is expected to take 10 weeks, weather permitting.

Transport for NSW has engaged Cessnock City Council to carry out the work. Council will notify residents of any temporary access impacts as work progresses.

Project documents

Project notifications

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March 2022

Road safety work to start on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri from 14 March.

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October 2021 project notification

Safety improvements on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri – revised and final design.

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April 2021 project notification

Have your say - Proposed safety improvements on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri.

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Media releases

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7 April 2021

Have your say on improvements at Kurri Kurri

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Contact us

For further information about this project please contact Project Manager, James Lister.

Email: James.Lister@transport.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 0408 838 184

Mail: James Lister, Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300

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