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Overnight delays ahead for truckies using Hexham Straight

Truckies are advised of changed overnight traffic conditions from Sunday on Maitland Road between Hexham Train Station and the Oak Factory at Hexham to carry out safety improvement work for the Hexham Straight Widening project.

To minimise the impact to motorists, work will be carried out from 7pm to 5am from Sunday to Thursday, for the next four weeks, weather permitting.

The work includes concrete road slab repairs on outbound lanes towards Maitland.

Contra-flow arrangements with a temporary reduced speed of 40km/h will be in place during the night work hours.

Significant restrictions for Over Size Over Mass (OSOM) vehicles with ground contact width wider than 3.2m will be in place during the work.

Permit holders are required to contact the project team on 1800 515 141 to plan times and movements through or around the works.

Motorists are advised to use alternative routes where possible or allow extra travel time with up to 15-minutes delay and follow the directions of signs and traffic controllers.

The Hexham Straight Widening Project is tipped to transform travel around the Hunter by improving the connection between Newcastle and the New England Highway, M1 Motorway and the Pacific Highway.

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