Roads and Maritime Services is planning to upgrade two key intersections on the Pacific Highway at Highfields and Adamstown Heights to improve traffic flow and safety.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government has provided $12 million to upgrade two key intersections of the Pacific Highway at Northcott Drive and Kahibah Road, with $1.5 million provided to continue planning in 2018.
“Up to 6000 vehicles travel through these two major intersections per hour,” Mr MacDonald said.
“With the intersections close together, they will each share in and multiply the benefits of the upgrade including reduced congestion and improved safety.
“Planning for the upgrade is progressing well with the contract to develop the environmental assessment for the project now awarded to Umwelt Australia.”
Mr MacDonald said investigations have started for the environmental assessment, which is expected to be displayed with the concept design late this year.
Roads and Maritime will continue to keep stakeholders and the community informed as the planning progresses.
For further information on the upgrades, visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/hunter/kahibah-road-and-northcott-drive/index.html