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New England Highway - Rocky Cut Realignment

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2024 - Late 2025
Estimated Project Cost:$50,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$40,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Upper Hunter Shire Council
State:NSW
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

This project involves planning and delivery of upgrades to the New England Highway at Rocky Cut, Wingen, including realignment of the highway to remove tight curves.

Benefits

 This project is expected to:

 

- improve road safety by delivering improved road geometry and wider cross sections that will reduce crash risks

 

- facilitate freight movements by providing a safe alignment for use by PBS 2B and 3A vehicles.

 

- increase traffic efficiency as a result of improved road geometry and wider cross sections.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $40 million to this project.

Timetable

This project is expected to commence construction in early 2024 and be completed by late 2025.

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Project details last updated: 24/01/2022