Planning for the duplication of Cormorant Road and Tourle Street
Roads and Maritime Services is working on identifying short term and long term options to improve traffic flow across Kooragang Island.
Cormorant Road and Tourle Street are important strategic connections linking Newcastle with Port Stephens.
Higher volumes of traffic are expected to continue while building activity related to the expansion of coal loading and other industrial facilities on Kooragang Island is carried out.
Roads and Maritime Services completed work to improve safety along Cormorant Road on 2 July 2011. The work involved carrying out maintenance upgrades along a 1.4 kilometre length of road between the wind generator and Egret Street.
The full length of the road was resurfaced and wider shoulders constructed on both sides of the road, the existing Newcastle bound merge lane was extended 200 metres and maintenance carried out to the drains.
The upgrade involved widening the road to extend the Newcastle bound merge lane further away from the existing railway level crossing to improve the merge.
The wider road shoulders along Cormorant Road will improve safety for cyclists and road users.
Roads and Maritime Services is also planning for the duplication of Cormorant Road and Tourle Street in the longer term.
Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out environmental and geotechnical investigations, survey, traffic assessment and design work as part of this long term planning.
For further information about the project, please contact the project manager, Matthew Matt on (02) 4924 0646 during business hours or email email@example.com.
- Duplication of Cormorant Road and Tourle Street
Roads and Maritime Services
Locked Bag 30
NEWCASTLE NSW 2300