Upgrading your experience on the road
Roadworks and their eﬀects on traﬃc ﬂow can be a pain, especially when running late for work or the school run on these cold mornings, but it also means there are improvements taking place to make future travel around Maitland easier and safer.
In the next year, a total of $25.4 million will be spent across Maitland on projects, including seven major local roads undergoing signiﬁcant reconstructions at a total cost of $18.8 million:
• Allandale Road, Allandale
• Paterson Road, Bolwarra Heights
• Maitland Vale Road, Lambs Valley
• Station Lane, Lochinvar
• Luskintyre Road, Luskintyre
• Phoenix Park Road and Hinton Road, Phoenix Park
• Woodberry Road, Woodberry
Rehabilitation and other works
Additionally, we’re spending $6.5m towards making roads smoother by rehabilitating 10 roads, and resurfacing.
101 others across 15 diﬀerent suburbs. $1.4m will be used for footpath construction and refurbishments in East Maitland, Metford and Thornton and cycleways in Morpeth, Telarah and Tenambit, $1.2m for drainage construction in East Maitland, Telarah and Bolwarra Heights and $1.3m for carpark refurbishments, traﬃc facilities, bridges and guardrails which will be installed in various spots around the City.
For those in and around Thornton, we know traﬃc is frustrating at the moment. One of the reasons why is from an increase in housing developments in recent years and the need for land to ﬁrst be purchased from developers so that they can fund the delivery of roads in the local area at the same rate as the population grows, in addition to a variety of other reasons. However, there’s plenty of projects in the works to help change that for the future.
$4m worth of works are taking place this ﬁnancial year at Haussman Drive between Raymond Terrace Road and Taylor Avenue, which will be followed by approximately $15.6m worth of construction next year. The next 12 months will also see the continuation of construction along Government Road, and the completion of the design for works on Haussman Drive, between Taylor Avenue and the Raymond Terrace Road/Government Road intersection.
To see the full list of projects that have been completed, are in progress, and to come in the future around the Thornton area, visit the Thornton Road Network page at maitland.nsw.gov.au/Thornton-Road-Network
Read more articles from the Winter 2021 edition of Momentum here.