John Renshaw Drive, Buchanan

  • Project typeMajor road upgrade
  • Project value$12.4m
  • Completion Date31 March 2022
Photo of three oncoming trucks taken from the side of John Renshaw Drive

Transport for NSW has engaged Cessnock City Council to commence upgrade works on a 2 kilometre section of John Renshaw Drive from Lings Road, Buttai to the Hunter Expressway. The works are part of the NSW Government's $12.4 million project to improve safety along the 10 kilometre stretch of road between the M1 Pacific Motorway and the Hunter Expressway. 

Construction is expected to take 12 months and will commence from Wednesday 7 April 2021. Work will be carried out from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with occasional Sunday to Thursday night work from 7pm to 5am.

Works include: 

  • Widening and resurfacing sections of the road 
  • Widening and repairing drainage infrastructure
  • Installing a wide painted centre line
  • Installing audio-tactile line marking along the edge lines

Lane closures and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times. A temporary 60km/h speed limit will be in place outside of work hours for the duration of the project. 

View more information about the project here

Please note: These works were originally scheduled to commence on Wednesday 17 March 2021 but, due to adverse weather conditions and flooding, were pushed back to Wednesday 7 April 2021.