Thornton Precinct Access Upgrade

Thornton Precinct Access Upgrade

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald​ met with Mayor Loretta Baker​ and staff on Wednesday 31 January to discuss Council's application for the Thornton Precinct Access Upgrade.

The Growing Local Economies application seeks $51.17 million for:

  • Upgrade of the Weakleys and Glenwood Drive roundabout
  • Upgrade of Glenwood Drive between Weakleys Drive and Thornton Road
  • Upgrade of Thornton Road to four traffic lanes north of Glenwood Drive 
  • Construction of traffic signals at the intersections of Thornton Road with Glenwood Drive and Huntingdale Drive
  • Duplication of the rail bridge on Thornton Road to provide four lane capacity.

If successful in receiving funding, the project will be delivered over a three year period.

The project supports connectivity between New England Highway and Raymond Terrace Road, to current and future employment land and to adjacent residential areas. 

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