Changed traffic conditions on Hinton Bridge Port Stephens by News Of The Area - Modern Media - June 9, 2021 MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions from this week on Hinton Road at Hinton to carry out essential maintenance work on Hinton Bridge over the Paterson River. Transport for NSW will carry out maintenance work, including repainting the bridge, which started on Wednesday 2 June. Work will be carried out from 7am to 5pm on weekdays and is expected to be complete in up to 12 weeks, weather permitting. Temporary traffic signals and traffic barriers will be in place while work is carried out and the signals will operate outside of work hours, with traffic control in place during work hours for the safety of workers and motorists. The bridge will continue to operate while work is carried out with a single lane, alternate flow, and intermittent closures of up to 15 minutes. Motorists may experience short delays at times when the bridge is operating under traffic control. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control. Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.