Rescheduled work on George Booth Drive

27 July 2012 ~ Update: Motorists are advised George Booth Drive will close near John Renshaw Drive from 7pm on Friday 17 August until 5am on Monday 20 August. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

Traffic on John Renshaw Drive and Buchanan Road will be moved onto new alignments during the closure.

A map detailing alternative routes around the intersection will be available on the project website and detours will be clearly signposted.

A weekend closure of George Booth Drive will be needed as part of the next stage of work to build the Buchanan interchange for the Hunter Expressway.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will be making changes to traffic arrangements at the site of the Buchanan interchange to allow work to continue,” an RMS spokesperson said.

In April RMS consulted with residents and businesses from Seahampton and George Booth Drive about the proposed intersection closure. Local councils, emergency services and heavy vehicle representatives were also consulted about the proposed closure.

A full intersection closure is required to allow the building of a temporary connection between George Booth Drive and the new alignment of John Renshaw Drive.

The new temporary alignment of George Booth Drive will be connected to a temporary roundabout at John Renshaw Drive and the new Buchanan Road alignment.

The work is being carried out during a weekend closure so it does not impact on high traffic volumes on weekdays.

George Booth Drive will be closed near John Renshaw Drive from 7pm on Friday 10 August until 5am on Monday 13 August. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

Traffic on John Renshaw Drive and Buchanan Road will be moved onto the new alignments during the closure.

John Renshaw Drive and Buchanan Road will remain open to traffic at all times however short delays may be experienced,” the spokesperson said.

Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and obey all signs.

For more information about the project visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au and follow the links to the Hunter Expressway project or phone toll free 1800 001 267.



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