Works set to start on Gloucester Road

Published on 27 March 2024

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MidCoast motorists will soon experience smoother and safer journeys with the $2.415 million road upgrade starting on Gloucester Road in Burrell Creek.

Joint funding between the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads Program and MidCoast Council will be put towards the 1.4 kilometre upgrade leading up to the intersection of The Bucketts Way.

The delivery of $2.175 million from the state government and $240,000 from MidCoast Council towards this project will have a lasting positive impact on residents and local businesses.

The upgrade will include a range of works including increasing the lane width from 6.2 metres to 8.5 metres, adjustments to road alignments and improvements to the existing drainage and road surface.

Works are expected to start in April and construction activities are scheduled to be completed around mid-2024, weather permitting.

We would like to thank motorists for their patience, as some may experience minor delays, with lane closures and traffic control being in place during these works.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Transport and Roads of New South Wales, Jenny Aitchison:

“I’m delighted to see Mid Coast Council is starting work on this important upgrade that will improve the movement of freight by making it easier and safer for heavy vehicles to get around Gloucester Road.

“I fought hard for this funding to be returned to the Fixing Country Roads Program when I was in Opposition.

“This project is an excellent example of how the state and local governments can work together to make vital journeys in regional NSW safer and more reliable.”

Quotes attributable to MidCoast Council, Mayor Claire Pontin:

“This project aims to make Gloucester Road safer and more accessible for all road users, including heavy vehicles.

“It will also allow Gloucester Road to be used as an alternate route for livestock and bulk transport trucks.

“Additionally, it will help them avoid travelling through the Taree and Wingham CBDs, reducing the number of truck movements in the town centres.”