REMINDER TO HAVE A SAY ON NEW ENGLAND DRAFT CORRIDOR STRATEGY
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Road and Rail Kevin Anderson MP is reminding the community to have a say on the New England Highway Draft Corridor Strategy before comments close on Tuesday 7 November.
“With the number of freight vehicles expected to increase in the next 20 years, it’s important to plan and maintain this important inland route between Sydney and Brisbane,” Mr Anderson said.
“The strategy plans to improve traffic flow, maintain safety for all road users and make it easier for large trucks to navigate the routes.
“Short term priorities highlighted in the strategy include upgrades to sections of the road at Bolivia Hill and between Belford and the Golden Highway, addressing safety through additional overtaking opportunities.
“The strategy looks at ways to address natural occurrences like flooding which may cause road closures as well as systems to communicate important messages to road users during their journeys.
“The New England Highway is an important route for freight vehicles and we are determined to improve freight productivity by reducing travel times and cutting freight costs along this major route.
“The strategy also plans to address traffic moving through regional towns with the construction of the Scone Bypass and planning for additional bypasses at Muswellbrook, Singleton and Tenterfield.”
The New England Highway Draft Corridor Strategy is available for community feedback until Tuesday 7 November. It can be viewed online at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/hunter/new-england-highway/index.html with an online survey form provided for stakeholders and the community to provide feedback.
The strategy was prepared by Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services. More information about network and corridor planning can be found at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects-road-network-corridor-planning