Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2023 - Mid 2028
Estimated Project Cost:$2,100,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$1,680,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Newcastle City Council,Port Stephens Council
State:NSW
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

The project will deliver a 15km dual carriageway extension of the M1 Pacific Motorway from Black Hill to Raymond Terrace. The works include a 2.6km bridge over the New England Highway and Hunter River, and upgrades to the surrounding network, including the Hexham Straight Widening. The Hexham Straight Widening includes widening around 6km of the Pacific Highway/Maitland Road between the Newcastle Inner City Bypass at Sandgate and the New England Highway at Hexham Bridge to three lanes in each direction.

 

Benefits

The main benefits of the project include:

  • improved freight efficiency
  • improved accessibility
  • improved flood immunity
  • travel time savings for through and local traffic
  • improved road safety for all road users

Funding

The Australian Government contribution is capped at $1.68 billion, which is equal to 80 per cent of the estimated project cost.

Timetable

Planning is underway.

The project is expected to be open to traffic by mid-2028.

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Project details last updated: 24/01/2022