Wollombi Road, Millfield - Stage 7.2

  • Project typeRoad Upgrade
  • Project scheduleLate June to mid-December 2022 (weather depending)
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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

This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID RRR 2022 004. 


Scope of Work for 7.2

Construction works for the Stage 7.2 road upgrade on Wollombi Road include:

  • shoulder widening
  • road pavement rehabilitation
  • new wearing course
  • guardrail installation
  • signs and line marking
  • street furniture

Program

The works are scheduled to commence in late June 2022 and are expected to be completed by Mid-December (weather depending).


Traffic Control 

During the course of the works, there will be some unavoidable traffic disruptions, including the closure of one lane on Wollombi Road, Millfield. 

Traffic control measures will be in place for the duration of the works and will include a combination of traffic controllers and temporary traffic lights.

There will be a temporary speed limit reduction within the work zone to 40km/hr for the duration of the works.

During construction, there may be disruptions to driveway access. On site staff will communicate in advance with affected residents. 


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. 


Location

The planned works are located on Wollombi Road, Millfield, and will continue from appx 2.8km west of Hayes Road for approximately a further 600 metres.

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


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.

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.

Stage 7 and 7.1

Stage 7 of the Wollombi Road Rehabilitation Project works commenced in June 2021 and saw an upgrade to 4.1km of road from Owens Avenue, Millfield to Cedar Creek Road, Cedar Creek. It was a continuation of Stage 6 which saw upgrades to 2km of Wollombi Road from Millfield Public School to One Mile Creek. 

Stage 7 works are now complete, which included:

  • 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 commenced on Monday 5 July 2021 and are now complete.

These works included:

  • 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)

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

 

  

Funding

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