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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OCT 2021

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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 $2 million project is being funded through the Federal Stimulus Road Safety program which is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.

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.

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

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 completing additional work to complement Transport’s safety improvements, including:

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

Transport for NSW has engaged Cessnock City Council to deliver the project. Work is expected to start in early 2022. We will notify the community before work begins.

Project documents

Project notifications

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April 2021 project notification

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


Media releases

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7 April 2021

Have your say on improvements at Kurri Kurri



Contact us

For more information about this project, please contact:


Phone: 02 4908 7735

Mail: Paul Galvin, Transport for NSW Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle 2300

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