New England Highway safety improvements, Parkville

Transport for NSW has completed safety improvements between Dumaresq Street and Cressfield Road to reduce the risk of crashes

Project information

The NSW Government invested $2.2 million in safety improvements on the New England Highway between Dumaresq Street and Cressfield Road at Parkville.

The work involved:

  • Installing a one metre wide painted centreline along the highway.
  • Installing audio-tactile line marking along the edge and centrelines
  • Installing 430 metres of a new roadside safety barrier
  • Shoulder widening near property accesses
  • Rebuilding a 540 metre section of the road
  • Improving line markings and installing new signage.

Wide centreline

The introduction of a one metre wide centreline has improved safety by providing greater separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions.

Audio-tactile line marking

The project incorporated audio-tactile line marking (ATLM) on the edge and centrelines along sections of the highway.
ATLM, sometimes called ‘rumble strips’ are small raised bumps typically placed along the edges of roads and in the centre of roads to alert a driver when they are drifting out of their lane.


Project documents

Project notifications

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September 2020 project notification

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Contact us

For more information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 0436 454 028 (business hours – Jason Walsh, Project Manager)


Mail: Jason Walsh, Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300.

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