Safety improvements on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri


Project overview

Transport for NSW is delivering safety improvements between Merthyr Street and Cantwell Street aimed at reducing the risk of crashes.

Latest news

Mar 2022 - Road safety work starts on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri

Road safety work started on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri on Monday 14 March. Work is expected to take 10 weeks, weather permitting.

We will be working between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. Night work will be carried out between 27 March and 14 April from 7pm to 6am, Sunday to Thursday.

See the March 2022 Project notification (PDF, 1.08Mb) for more information.

Project information


This $3.05 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments, with $2.4 million from the Federal Road Safety Program and an additional $650,000 contribution from the NSW Government’s road pavement program.

Between October 2014 and April 2020, there were 12 crashes along this section of Lang Street including seven rear-end crashes, two crashes involving turning vehicles and three crashes involving pedestrians.

This project aims to address these crash types and reduce the risk of crashes between Merthyr Street and Cantwell Street.

Transport for NSW has engaged Cessnock City Council to carry out the work.


The project involves:

  • Resurfacing the road, adjusting drainage and installing new line marking
  • Building sections of concrete kerb and gutter and adjusting driveways
  • Providing right turn and left turn lanes into Stanford Street, Greta Street and Heddon Street
  • Building three concrete pedestrian refuges and a wide painted central median to allow pedestrians to cross one direction of travel at a time
  • Building a concrete footpath from Heddon Street to connect to the new refuge located between Heddon Street and Cantwell Street
  • Adjusting parking to accommodate the left turn lanes and pedestrian refuges, which will involve installing a section of angled parking between Merthyr Street and Stanford Street, and Stanford Street and Greta Street.
  • Removing some parking spaces in front of properties to accommodate the new proposed pedestrian refuges.

Cessnock City Council will also be funding and completing additional work to complement Transport’s safety improvements, including:

  • Building a concrete footpath between Stanford Street and Greta Street connecting to the new refuge

Next steps

Work started on Monday 14 March and is expected to take 10 weeks, weather permitting.

Transport for NSW has engaged Cessnock City Council to carry out the work. Council will notify residents of any temporary access impacts as work progresses.

Project documents

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Project notifications

Media releases

  • 7 April 2021

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Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 0408 838 184

Mail: James Lister, Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300