Official Media Release

Safey Upgrades For New England Highway At Camberwell

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for the Upper Hunter today announced that local Camberwell community is invited to have its say on safety improvements being proposed for the New England Highway at Camberwell.

Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government is investing $306,000 from the Safer Roads program for improvements to reduce the risk of crashes between Glennies Creek and McInerney Road.

“This involves installing a one-metre-wide painted centreline along a 350-metre section of the highway, from 50 metres east of Lethbridge Street to 80 metres west of Glennie Street,” Mr Johnsen said.

“The centreline will improve safety by providing a greater separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions.

“Work will also involve installing audio-tactile line marking – also known as ‘rumble strips’ – along the edge and centrelines to provide a noise and vibratory warning to a driver or rider who has drifted from their lane.”

Other proposed measures include upgrading drainage on both sides of the highway, installing a roadside safety barrier on the northern approach of the bridge over Glennies Creek, improving line markings, and installing new signs.

A left in and left out at Alpha Street is also being proposed. Under this scenario, motorists wanting to make a right in and out of Alpha Street on to the New England Highway would need to use the McInerney Road intersection.

Further information about the proposal, including a design layout, is available to view at

Community members interested in having a say on the proposals are encouraged to email ua.vo1606653732g.wsn1606653732.trop1606653732snart1606653732@hsla1606653732w.nos1606653732aj1606653732 or write to Jason Walsh, Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300 by 29 July.

All feedback will be carefully considered and the community kept informed as the proposal progresses.

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