Sandy Creek Road, Quorrobolong

  • Project typeRoad widening and safety upgrade
  • Project scheduleConstruction: May 2021 - July 2021

Background

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.


Location

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. 


Funding

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:

  • Widening of road shoulder
  • Installation of motorcycle friendly guard rail
  • Resurfacing and delineation works
  • Installation of Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) and other signage.


Construction

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.


Heavy Vehicle Detour 

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

Aerial map of Sandy Creek Road, Mount Vincent heavy vehicle detour