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Upgrade to Cessnock Road, Testers Hollow

Topic: Transport

Transport for NSW is seeking feedback on the proposal to raise the heights of Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow to reduce the impact of flooding and improve connectivity.

What's this about?

Cessnock Road is an important regional transport route that connects Kurri Kurri and Maitland and links with the Hunter Expressway.

The road is subject to flooding at Testers Hollow, which affects local residents, commuters and freight in the surrounding area. Severe weather events can result in parts of the Gillieston Heights community being cut-off from road access.

The Australian Government has announced $15 million and the NSW Government has announced $2 million for the upgrade at Testers Hollow, subject to a final business case.

The project would provide increased flood immunity along Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow between Gillieston Heights and Cliftleigh.

Transport for NSW will work with the community and stakeholders during the planning process to understand issues and minimise potential impacts.

Field investigations including site surveys and environmental studies are ongoing.

The planning stage of work is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

Have your say

To submit your feedback, email [email protected]

Have your say by 5pm on 17 September 2019. 

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