Notorious stretch of New England Highway between Belford and Whittingham undergoing a long-awaited upgrade

Louise Nichols
By Louise Nichols
Updated February 16 2022 - 12:29am, first published 12:00am
UNDERWAY: Work on the project is expected to be completed by late 2024.

The long awaited major upgrade of the New England Highway between Belford and the Golden Highway at Whittingham is forging ahead despite plenty of wet weather since construction began mid 2021.


Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.