Motorists will soon enjoy smoother and safer journeys along Cabbage Tree Road at Williamtown, with essential maintenance work about to begin.

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Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack said the NSW Government is investing $400,000 to provide a stronger, longer lasting and safer road for all road users.

“Cabbage Tree Road is an important link to the Newcastle Airport and RAAF Base at Williamtown, so it is great to see this road improvement taking place which will support jobs and local businesses during this challenging time,” Ms Cusack said.

Port Stephens Council will carry out the work, which involves rebuilding a 600 metre section of road between Barrie Close and Nelson Bay Road.

Work to establish the site compound will start from Wednesday 27 May with major work starting on Monday 1 June.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday and is expected to be completed in three weeks, weather permitting.

Detours for westbound motorists will be in place 24 hours a day from Monday 1 June to Monday 15 June.

Westbound motorists will be detoured via Richardson Road towards Raymond Terrace or via Nelson Bay Road toward Newcastle. (See map attached)

Motorists are advised to plan ahead as the detour is expected to add up to 25 kilometres or 20 minutes travel time to their journeys.

Access will be maintained for residents and emergency services.

The road will temporarily reopen for two-way traffic on Sunday 7 June and Monday 8 June, over the long weekend. Work requiring re-closure to west bound traffic will resume on Tuesday 9 June.

Lane closures, a reduced speed limit and a stop/slow traffic arrangement will be in place during work hours from Tuesday 16 June for one week.

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