The Maitland community is invited to provide feedback on the proposal to upgrade the intersection of New England Highway and Wyndella Road at Lochinvar.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government provided $1.5 million this financial year through the Housing Acceleration Fund to continue planning for the intersection upgrade, and to start utility adjustment work.
“The New England Highway provides a vital connection between communities and regional towns in the Hunter including Singleton, Maitland and areas planned for future growth,” Mr MacDonald said.
Mr MacDonald said Maitland City Council had rezoned around 650 hectares of rural land near Maitland at Lochinvar, for the Lochinvar Urban Release Area.
“The Lochinvar Urban Release Area could house up to 5000 new lots in the future, so in preparation Roads and Maritime Services developed a concept design for the upgrade of this intersection.”
“This upgrade will accommodate access from the New England Highway and future traffic growth associated with planned residential development in the area.”
“The proposed intersection upgrade will involve installing traffic lights, road widening, building part of the future entrance road opposite Wyndella Road and providing facilities for buses, cyclists and pedestrians.
“The New England Highway would be widened to provide two lanes in each direction with right and left turning lanes at the intersection.”
More information including a diagram showing the proposed intersection is available on the Roads and Maritime webpage at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/hunter/new-england-highway/new-england-highway-and-wyndella-road-intersection-lochinvar/
Submissions are open until Friday 18th by mailing Wyndella Road Project, Roads and Maritime, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300. Feedback can also be sent by email to Project Manager, Ken Aziz at email@example.com.