Old Maitland Road Gets Attention

Cessnock City Council announced local roadworks, with the Australian and NSW Governments jointly contributing more than $3.7 million to three local projects.

  • $1,836,000 for Old Maitland Road, Sawyers Gully – unsealed sections of pavement at the northern end of Old Maitland Road will be resurfaced from the end of the existing sealed section, through the section commonly referred to as the 21 bends, heading south from Sawyers Gully Road.
  • Old Maitland Road – start of unsealed surface south of Sawyers Gully.
  • $1,177,500 for Mitchell Avenue, Kurri Kurri – Pavement resurfacing from Government road to Northcote Street.
  • $757,500 for Cessnock Road, Weston – Pavement resurfacing from Station Street towards First Street.

This funding enables us to upgrade roads we know are in need of significant improvements,” said Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent.

Many residents will be extremely pleased these roads are now getting the work they need to make it safer for motorists. It’s particularly good news for the Old Maitland Road which has been an area of concern for our community.”

This funding is part of $382 million of joint funding announcement allocated to shovel-ready projects able to start in the next 12 months, driving an estimated 3,500 jobs in regional NSW.

Projects must be delivered within two years of receiving funding to ensure that local communities are benefiting quickly. Applications for round two of the program will open later this year.