Abbot Street reconstruction complete

Abbot Street reconstruction complete

Maitland City Council has officially completed $3.4 million worth of works on Abbot Street, Maitland, encompassing a 400 metre reconstruction from High Street to Rose Street.

The project included reconstruction of intersections at High Street, Ward Street and Rose Street, along with a complete realignment and widening of Abbot Street. Works also included significant drainage upgrades and there was also a section of the road lowered across the top of an old earth mould, to improve the sight distances along the road.

The new road now incorporates on street parking on both sides of the road, along with a cycleway and shared pedestrian footpath along the full length of the road.

Acting Group Manager Infrastructure & Works Kevin Stein says, ‘Council is excited about completing this project and we know it’s going to have a very positive impact on both road users as well as residents in the vicinity.

‘This is a major reconstruction and I think its quality is testament to our planners and our crews on site. This is a significant upgrade and one that demonstrates Council’s ability to provide top quality road infrastructure to the Maitland community.’

As part of the project, Council also had the opportunity to use recycled materials including a crushed glass product as a bedding for pipelines and a recycled road base material for the pavement.

For more information about other major road reconstructions in Maitland, view our Capital Works Program.