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Major road works planned throughout Hunter


A series of major road works is planned throughout the Hunter this week, from Lake Macquarie to Maitland.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) will continue construction on the Black Hill to Tomago project, the M1 Pacific Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace.

The undertaking requires more lane closures and temporary speed reductions at the following locations and times:

  • Pacific Highway southbound intermittent speed reduction (vehicle escorts) north of Tomago Road, from 7am to 5pm, Monday 11 to Friday 15 March; and northbound and southbound lane closures from 7pm to 5am, Monday 11 to Friday 15 March
  • Lenaghans Drive alternating northbound and southbound lane and shoulder closure from 7am to 5pm, Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 March
  • John Renshaw Drive on-ramp to New England Highway westbound shoulder closure with intermittent stoppages from 7am to 5pm, Monday 11 to Friday 15 March
  • M1 Pacific Motorway southbound lane closure and Lenaghans Drive northbound shoulder closure from 7pm to 5am, Monday 11 to Thursday 14 March
  • New England Highway eastbound and westbound lane closures west of Tarro Interchange from 7pm to 5am, Monday 11 to Friday 15 March

Changed overnight traffic conditions will also take place on the Pacific Highway between Alick Street and the Cold Tea Canal at Belmont.

The work involves one lane in each direction.

They’ll be closed from 8pm to 5am, while stormwater drain clearing is carried out, until Tuesday 12 March.

Traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h is in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Essential maintenance will occur at the roundabout on Bungaree Street, Maitland, and Melbourne Street, East Maitland, too.

It incorporates the closure of a single lane to enable concrete slab replacement.

Work will be carried out from 7pm to 4.30am – Sunday to Thursday – and is expected to take four weeks to complete.

“We’re advising motorists to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control,” a TfNSW spokesperson said.

“We thank everyone for their patience during this time.”

For the latest traffic updates, download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit or phone 132 701.

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