An effective road network is an essential requirement of Newcastle’s economy and the growth our city is experiencing.
Minmi Road connects Maryland, Fletcher and Minmi to the wider region.
However, the NSW Government-approved new housing estates in this area has led to an increase in traffic congestion.
Addressing this issue is a priority for the current council, whose first commitment of this term was to allocate funding to widen large sections of this critical link and create two lanes of traffic in each direction, from Summerhill Road to Maryland Drive (east), in conjunction with a central median and three separated turning lanes to help remove bottlenecks and improve safety.
Enhanced cycling and pedestrian connections will also be delivered as part of the project.
Once complete, it’ll help reduce travel times; improve safety; cater for population growth and increased vehicle movements; and ease the morning and afternoon commute.
With concept designs for the project now on public display, I encourage motorists and residents who regularly travel along Minmi Road to have their say on this significant upgrade.
Community members can log on to newcastle.nsw.gov.au/yoursay by 17 November to provide feedback on the proposals.
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