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Pacific Highway improvements at Hexham (Hexham Straight Widening)

News | Friday, 2nd June 2023

The Australian and NSW Governments are investing in the widening and upgrade of the section of Maitland Road between Newcastle Inner City Bypass and Hexham Bridge known as ‘Hexham Straight’.

The six kilometre-long project will improve traffic flow for the 50,000 motorists using this section of the highway daily, deliver more reliable travel times for freight, and increase safety for all road users.

Transport is delivering the project alongside Georgiou, Daracon and SMEC through an alliance contract. 

Major construction work will start mid-2023, with the project expected to be completed in 2026.

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