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Work continues on M1 Pacific Motorway extension, Hexham Straight Widening


Work is expected to continue on two major road projects in the Hunter this week.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) will resume operations on the M1 Pacific Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace.

The latest work requires lane closures and temporary speed reductions at the following locations and times:

  • Pacific Highway northbound shoulder closure from 7am to 5pm, Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May, and northbound and southbound lane closures from 7pm to 5am, Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May
  • Lenaghans Drive alternating northbound and southbound lane and or shoulder closure from 7am to 5pm, Monday 20 May and Tuesday 21 May, and from 7pm to 5am, Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May
  • M1 Pacific Motorway north and southbound lane closure from 7pm to 5am, Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May

Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and follow the directions of signs and traffic controllers.

Meanwhile, construction’s advancing on the Hexham Straight Widening project.

Work is expected to be completed at 5am on Friday 24 May, weather permitting.

  • Contra-flow arrangements (pictured above) with a temporary reduced speed of 40km/h will be in place on Maitland Road between Hexham Train Station and the Oak Factory at Hexham until Thursday 23 May
  • Lane closures (pictured above) with a 40km/h speed reduction inbound and outbound from Newcastle on Maitland Road between Old Maitland Road (west) and Old Maitland Road (west), Hexham, on Tuesday 21 May to Thursday 23 May

“A temporary speed of 60km/h will remain in place through the project work zone during ongoing day work and a reduction to 40km/h during night works,” a TfNSW spokesperson said.

“Over Size Over Mass (OSOM) operators with a ground contact wider than 3.2m are advised to contact the project team at least one day ahead of movement on 1800 515 141.

“Significant delays will occur if they fail to do so.

“Motorists are advised to follow the directions of signs and traffic controllers, use alternative routes where possible or allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time.”

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

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