Wollombi Road, Millfield - Stage 7 Upgrades

  • Project typeRoad Upgrade
  • Project scheduleDesign – March/April 2021, Construction – June 2021 onward
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Stage 7 of the Wollombi Road Rehabilitation Project will upgrade 4.1km of road from Owens Avenue, Millfield to Cedar Creek Road, Cedar Creek. It's a continuation of Stage 6 which saw upgrades to 2km of Wollombi Road from Millfield Public School to One Mile Creek. 

Environmental assessment commenced in February 2021. Site investigation and design works were completed in April 2021, with on site works commenced in June 2021. 

Stage 7.1 works will commence on Monday 5 July 2021. There are some unavoidable traffic disruptions in place, including the closure of one lane. Traffic control measures and a temporary speed reduction within the work zone to 40km/hr will be in place for the duration of the work. Thanks for your patience as these works are carried out.


Background

Wollombi Road is an important east-west Rural Collector Road link connecting Wollombi, Millfield, Paxton and Bellbird to Cessnock.

Historically, Wollombi Road was part of the primary overland route between Sydney and the Hunter Valley, constructed by convict labour between 1826 and 1834. The road has since been realigned in many places and the original surface has been overlaid.

The Wollombi Road Rehabilitation Project aims to improve road user’s safety, access and comfort. Some sections of Wollombi Road have already been rehabilitated (Stages 1 to 6) to comply with contemporary standards and guidelines. 

The overall project works include: 

  • Strengthening and resurfacing of the pavement
  • Carriageway widening (where possible)
  • Drainage and culvert improvements
  • Cut and fill for improved carriage width (as required)
  • Line marking and installation of safety barriers and signage to make the road compliant

Scope of Work 

Stage 7 works include:

  • Rehabilitation of the existing road for 4.1km from Owens Avenue, Millfield to Cedar Creek Road, Cedar Creek
  • Potential road widening of up to 2 metres in places (subject to the environmental report due to it being a heritage area)
  • The existing road will be resurfaced
  • New line marking, signage and safety barriers to make the road compliant with Regional Roads guidelines
  • Upgrading the existing stormwater drainage and culverts 

Stage 7.1 works include:

  • Rehabilitation of 500 metres of road from Owens Avenue, Millfield towards Cedar Creek Road, Cedar Creek 
  • Road widening where possible, whilst minimising impact to surrounding environment
  • Strengthening and resurfacing of the road pavement
  • Line-marking, signage and safety barriers
  • Cut and fill for improved carriageway width (as required) 

Location

The approximate length of the road upgrade is 4,124 metres. This road section comprises of mostly residential/farmland and some commercial properties, the most notable being the Sweetman Timber Mills at 1339 to 1349 Wollombi Road. 

Stage 7 works will continue east along Wollombi Road from Owens Avenue, Millfield to Cedar Creek Road, Cedar Creek.

Stage 7.1 of the Wollombi Road Rehabilitation Project will upgrade 500 metres of road from Owens Avenue, Millfield towards Cedar Creek Road, Cedar Creek. This is a continuation of Stage 6 which saw upgrades to 2km of Wollombi Road from Millfield Public School to One Mile Creek.

Wollombi Road, Millfield Stage 7.1 road rehabilitation map 
Aerial map of Wollombi Road, Millfield Stage 7.1 works

Wollombi Road, Millfield Stage 7 Road Rehabilitation sketch of all four stages.Complete Wollombi Road works map  


Stage 6 Upgrades

Stage 6 works commenced in February 2020 and are now complete.

Upgrades included constructing a two lane, two way road with kerb and gutter, sealed shoulder and table drain along 2km of Wollombi Road from Millfield Public School east to One Mile Creek. 

These works were funded from Council’s Capital Works Program and Roads and Maritime Services Regional Roads Repair Program.

Stages 1- 5 Upgrades

Stages 1 to 5 of this project were completed from 2014 to 2018.

These works were funded from Council’s Capital Works Program and Roads and Maritime Services Regional Roads Repair Program.


Funding

These works were funded from Council’s Capital Works Program and Roads and Maritime Services Regional Roads Repair Program.