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Singleton Bypass to begin construction

Singleton Bypass

The Singleton Bypass in New South Wales’ Hunter region is almost ready for construction, following the finalising of preparations to begin the works.

The federal and NSW governments have committed a combined $700 million to the eight-kilometre project, which is hoped to ease congestion on one of the region’s most notorious bottlenecks.

Contractor ACCIONA has carried out early work including geotechnical and utility investigations, and additional site surveys. Final touches are now being made to the detailed design of the project.

NSW roads minister Jenny Aitchison says the completion of the project will provide a tangible difference to congestion in Singleton’s CBD.

“When the bypass is built motorists will avoid five sets of traffic lights in Singleton’s CBD and it will remove about 15,000 vehicles a day from the town centre,” Aitchison says.

“The Singleton Bypass will improve the lives of people living and working right across the Hunter region.”

Singleton is located approximately 70km north-west of Newcastle and 200km north-west of Sydney and is located where the New England Highway intersects with Queen Street.

Weather permitting, the bypass is expected to be completed and open to traffic by late 2026.

In addition to the preparation for the works, Transport for NSW’s environment team has been working with ecologists to ensure the preservation of environmental habitats in and around the project site.

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