In response to the NSW Health stay at home order, Council services, facilities and events have been impacted. Important changes to the status of Council services will take place from Monday 18 October 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the greater Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas, NSW Health has issued a stay at home order. Following the NSW Government's Roadmap to Reopening announcement, there will be further changes from Monday 18 October.
Council has received funding under the Australian Government Black Spot Program to complete works to improve road safety on a 300m section of Sandy Creek Road, Quorrobolong. It's fantastic news for the busy rural road that is a vital link between Leggetts Drive and Quorrobolong. The upgrade will ensure a safer journey for drivers and motorcyclists exploring the region. A solar powered vehicle activated curve warning sign will be installed as part of the works. This is the first to be installed in the Cessnock Local Government Area.
The works located on Sandy Creek Road, Quorrobolong and extend from 470m east of the Wollong Road and continue up to 250m east along Sandy Creek Road.
This project is funded under the Australian Government Black Spot funding for 2020/21. Council received $343,500 under the program to complete the works.
Scope of Works
The works comprise road widening and safety improvements including:
Installation of Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) and other signage.
The works are scheduled to commence in May 2021 and are estimated to take twelve weeks to complete, weather permitting.
During the course of the works, there will be some unavoidable traffic disruptions. Traffic control measures will be in place to minimise disruption. Council will make arrangements for affected residents on Sandy Creek Road to ensure access to their properties.
Council will be implementing a Heavy Vehicle detour along Sandy Creek Road, Quorrobolong, between Leggetts Drive, Mount Vincent and Quorrobolong Road, Quorrobolong, to carry out road reconstruction works from Monday 7 June 2021 until Saturday 21 August 2021 (subject to weather conditions). Heavy vehicles will not be able to access Sandy Creek Road between Rodney Road and Wollong Road.
Council understands that this temporary road closure may affect residents within the immediate and surrounding areas and appreciates the community's patience.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Customer Relations Team on 4993 4100.