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Have your say on the New England Upgrade

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter is reminding community members to provide feedback on the proposed upgrade of the New England Highway between Belford and the Golden Highway with comments due by Monday 22 June.

Mr. Johnsen said the NSW Government committed $85 million under the Rebuilding NSW Plan to improve traffic flow, travel times and road user safety along this section of the highway.

“The proposed design aims to improve travel times and connectivity for the 22,000 vehicles accessing this section of the New England and Golden highways daily,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“The upgrade would provide a flyover for motorists turning right from the Golden Highway to travel to Maitland and Newcastle.

“The proposal also involves widening the New England Highway to provide a four lane divided highway between Belford and the Golden Highway.

“The proposed upgrade is the last section of the route between Newcastle and the Golden Highway to be upgraded to two lanes in each direction,” Mr. Johnsen said.

Community members are invited to have a say on the proposal by Monday 22 June by email to Jason.Laverty@rms.nsw.gov.au, by phone on (02) 4924 0368 or mail to Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300.

The feedback will be used to inform the detailed concept design and environmental assessment.

View the proposal online at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects or for a hard copy of the proposal visit the Singleton Motor Registry, Singleton Council or the Branxton Post Office.

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