ROADWORKS on the New England Highway at Parkville will begin next Monday, October 26 and are expected to take twelve weeks to complete.
Work will be carried out from 7am to 5pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on occasional Saturdays, with a reduced speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour during work hours.
Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen said the $2.3 billion New South Wales Government’s stimulus package announced in March has allowed Transport for New South Wales (TFNSW) to bring forward roadwork projects.
“As a result of the stimulus package, an additional $1.2 million has been allocated to bring forward improvements, including installing a one metre wide centre line and audio tactile line marking, also known as rumble strips, along the centre and outside lines,” Mr Johnsen said.
“The project will also rebuild a 540 metre section of the highway, install 280 metres of new roadside barrier and widen the road shoulder near property accesses and intersections,” he said.
“These improvements will not only help to ensure road users complete their journeys more safely, they will also boost the local economy by supporting 50 full time jobs and providing work for twelve suppliers and contractors in these difficult times,” said Mr Johnsen.
TFNSW thanks the community and motorists for their patience while work is carried out.