Maitland Road Safety Workshop A Success

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MEDIA RELEASE

5

NOVEMBER 2010




MAITLAND ROAD SAFETY WORKSHOP

A SUCCESS


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

services

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:

1)

Community concerns about the road conditions between Cessnock Road 

 


and High Street

2)

Side road access to and from the highway

3)

Speed zones

4)

Cyclist safety

5)

Pedestrian safety

6)

Impacts of development

7)

Driver fatigue

8)

Traffic congestion

9)

Flashing warning signs

10)

Access to the roundabouts 

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The work is part of the NSW Government’s 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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RTA Media Unit   8588 5999






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