MAITLAND ROAD SAFETY WORKSHOP
The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) today declared the road safety workshop held
at Maitland on Monday 1 November a success.
RTA staff, council representatives, community members and emergency
met at the workshop in Maitland to discuss how to reduce the number of people killed
and injured on the New England Highway.
It provided a unique opportunity for RTA road safety experts and engineers to hear
first hand the views of the local community, and to share their experiences and
perspectives on the highway.
The feedback received after the meeting was extremely positive, and the meeting
greatly assisted the RTA in identifying issues on the section of the New England
Highway near Maitland.
The addition of a workshop at Maitland meant that a total of four workshops would be
held on the New England Highway - Maitland, Singleton, Tamworth and Glen Innes.
Following changes after similar route reviews of the Pacific and Princes highways the
number of fatalities was more than halved in a short space of time.
From the discussions, a number of areas were highlighted for investigation during
field inspections on the highway near Maitland later this month, these include:
Community concerns about the road conditions between Cessnock Road
and High Street
Side road access to and from the highway
Impacts of development
Flashing warning signs
Access to the roundabouts
The work is part of the NSW Governments recently announced $170 million road toll
response package, launched to dramatically reduce casualties on state roads.
For more information on the road safety route review, visit the RTA website.
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