The final stages of work are underway on Cundletown’s new roundabout at the northern gateway to Taree, with the roundabout to be merged with existing roads in coming weeks.
As the tie-in work progresses, there will be some changes to the current traffic control arrangements and road users may experience minor delays and queuing from time to time.
The new multi-lane concrete roundabout will allow future access to the industrial area. It is part of the Northern Gateway Transport Hub, a major project focused on encouraging business investment in the MidCoast.
MidCoast Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Rob Scott, said, “While motorists may experience some delays over coming weeks as we finish up the first stage of the Northern Gateway, we ask members of the public to be patient and keep in mind that this project is part of a very exciting upgrade for our region.
“Our teams will be working to complete the roundabout as soon as possible, weather permitted.”
The new road work includes kerb and gutter, stormwater drainage, service relocations, and other ancillary works such as barriers and fencing.
The Northern Gateway is a high priority project in both the Hunter Regional Plan 2036 and the MidCoast Regional Economic Development Strategy, with the New South Wales Government committing $15 million for infrastructure works, to allow the first stage of the project to proceed.
This project is one of 12 regional roads projects to receive a funding boost as part of the New South Wales Government’s $3 billion stimulus package announced in 2020.
The next stage of the project will involve construction of the new road west of the roundabout to facilitate industrial development.