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$1.9 million upgrade for Maitland road upgrade

As part of NSW’s efforts to improve freight movement across the state, Tocal Road in Maitland will be improved and widened

Tocal Road at Bolwarra Heights, a suburb of Maitland, will be widened and realigned in a $1.9 million upgrade announced by the NSW government.

Jointly funded by the NSW government’s Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads Program and Maitland City Council, work will occur between Maitland Vale Road and Lang Drive and include new drainage and pavement reconstruction.

The Restart Program is focused on providing targeted infrastructure spending for regional freight projects.

The project will involve resurfacing and widening two sections of Tocal Road to have wider 3.5m travel lanes in each direction, with a section of the road to be realigned to improve sight distance and safety.

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The project will be delivered by Maitland City Council, with the council contributing $997,800 to the project and the NSW government contributing $915,000.

“It’s fantastic to see this project starting construction,” NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Member for Maitland, Jenny Aitchison says.

“Upgrading Tocal Road will improve the connectivity and safety for journeys between regional centres of Maitland and Dungog, especially for heavy vehicles.

“The Maitland area services a variety of industries from agriculture, tourism, mining, manufacturing, transport and construction, which will benefit from this upgrade.”

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