Safety improvements at Highfields and Adamstown Heights

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Motorists in Highfields and Adamstown Heights are now experiencing safer and quicker journeys on City Road following the early completion of two intersection upgrades. 
Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said these projects have significantly eased congestion and increased safety across the intersections at Kahibah Road Highfields and Northcott Drive Adamstown Heights across City Road. 
“We are busting congestion so you spend less time in traffic and have more time to do the things that are important to you,” Mrs Ward said. 
“The completion of these major intersection upgrades has increased the traffic flow capacity and improved safety. 
“The Northcott Drive intersection includes new safety barriers, improved drainage, repaired existing walls, upgraded electrical components and relocated services.” 
Minister for Regional Roads Sam Farraway said the intersection upgrades, funded through $13.5 million from the Hunter Pinch Points Program, involved extending right turn lanes, building new left turn lanes on City Road, adding an extra right turn lane out of Kahibah Road and widening sections of the road to improve traffic flows. 
“The upgraded intersections are now open to traffic, and we can now complete work on a new crossing connecting to a new ramp and existing footpath across Northcott Drive, and complete improvements to the existing City Road pedestrian crossing,” Mr Farraway said. 
“City Road is a vital transport, tourist and freight route which is used by about 6,000 vehicles per hour at this location, including 150 heavy vehicles. 
“This work has improved safety at this location, and supported 75 jobs during the  construction period, providing a welcome boost to the local economy. 
“We thank residents, business and road users for their patience and support during this work.”