Old Maitland Road, Cessnock to Sawyers Gully

  • Project typeRoad Rehabilitation and sealing of the gravel road
  • Project value$2,560,085
  • Project scheduleProject on hold due to land acquisitions


Stage one will include works from Old Maitland Road, Cessnock to Sawyers Gully. This section is between the Abermain Trail and Native Dog Hill Road. 

This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID RRL 2021 012.


The works are scheduled to commence in late July 2022 and are expected to be completed by early 2023 (weather depending).


The planned works are located on Old Maitland Road between property numbers 1519 - 1427 for distance of approximately 800 metres.

Scope of works

Stage one road upgrade works for Old Maitland Road works include:

  • tree removal
  • shoulder widening
  • road pavement rehabilitation
  • drainage Improvements
  • new spray seal surface
  • guardrail installation
  • signs and line marking

December 2022 update

Council has received professional advice from a chartered structural engineer about the impact of heavy traffic over the culverts on site, and Council has adhered to that advice.

The advice received confirmed that as long as the existing load limit remained all other heavy traffic would not damage the culverts due to their current depth.

Culverts have been inspected and photographic evidence taken prior to commencement of works, works have now been completed.

Traffic control 

During the course of the works, Old Maitland Road will be closed to through traffic from the intersection with Iron Bark Lane to intersection with Sawyers Gully Road.

All adjoining laneways will be closed at the intersections with Old Maitland Road with access allowed for residents and emergency vehicles only. 

A detour for Old Maitland Road users will be in place via Maitland and Cessnock Roads then  Frame Drive and Sawyers Gully Road.    

Old Maitland Road Cessnock Stage 1 _ Safety Traffic _ Detour Plan _ Robbie Schreiber.JPG

Emergency Services

All emergency services will be notified of the road works and details.

Waste Collection

Waste collection will not be affected during the works.


Total of $2,560,085 from Fixing Local Roads grant and Cessnock City Council Contributions.