Big win for Cessnock under Fixing Country Roads Program
City Council welcomed the NSW Government announcement of $4.45 million in
funding for Cessnock under the Fixing Country Roads’ program.
Cessnock City Councillor, Mayor Bob Pynsent thanked the NSW Government for giving them the green tick of approval which will allow for vital upgrades following the replacement of Frame Drive Bridge, Abermain.
“The opening of the new concrete bridge earlier in the year was absolutely fantastic, however with it came a number of other safety issues surrounding access roads”.
“We anticipated the return of traffic on Frame Drive Bridge would have a profound impact, as it serves as a major connector road to and from the Hunter Expressway”, Cr Pynsent said.
Cessnock City Council appealed to the NSW Government back in February calling for vital upgrades to the access roads.
Pynsent said he is very pleased their calls have been heard, as the safety of
all road users is paramount.
“I share the communities concern about the traffic conditions on these particular roads and we now have the opportunity to address these”, Cr Pynsent said.
The funding will be used to address safety concerns; these works will include service relocation, drainage works, pavement improvements, road widening and intersection safety improvements.
The extensive works will see crews continue to remain on site until the project is completed.
Cessnock City Council will continue to work with Roads and Maritime Services in an effort to address other issues along the route, including the Hart Road Interchange of HEX and the Orange Street/Cessnock Road intersection.