Road upgrades on highway cause changed traffic conditions

Motorists are advised of upcoming work on the New England Highway upgrade and rail bridge replacement at Gowrie, west of Singleton.

Traffic on the New England Highway will be subject to occasional stoppages of up to five minutes during the day and of up to 15 minutes at night from Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 September, weather permitting.

Motorists are also advised of changed traffic conditions from 9am Tuesday 18 September to 11am Thursday 20 September at and around the intersection of New England Highway and Maison Dieu Road at Gowrie.

Traffic will be diverted to a 300 metre-long temporary side road with a temporary bridge over the rail line during this period.

Traffic on the New England Highway will experience 15 minute stoppages when the traffic is diverted onto the side road at 9am on Tuesday 18 September and also when diverted back onto the New England Highway at 11am on Thursday 20 September.

Access to and from Maison Dieu Road at the New England Highway will be closed while the temporary side road is in use.

Motorists requiring access to the Gowrie and McDougalls Hill area should use Magpie Street, which is approximately 1.5 kilometres north along the New England Highway, during this period (see attached map).

Traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

Oversized vehicles are advised of restrictions on the New England Highway at Gowrie during this time.

A vehicle weight limit of 74 tonnes, width limit of 4.6 metres and length limit of 30 metres will be in place from 9am Tuesday 18 September to 11am Thursday 20 September

A reduced vertical clearance of 5.0 metres will be in place from 11am Thursday 20 September 2018 until April 2019.

Oversized vehicles that have previously been able to travel through this area may need to detour during this period.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during this time. For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit or call 132 701.