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M15 Hunter Expressway NOW OPEN

*******NOW OPEN*******

Click HERE to download a map and instructions on how to use the expressway.

Click HERE for the achievements and milestones brochure.

The $1.7 billion dollar M15 Hunter Expressway will open this morning to pedestrians and cyclists. It is a dual-carriageway motorway which connects the A15 Newcastle Link Road and M1 Pacific Motorway to Branxton.

Experienced cyclists may begin their journey 7:30am at the Kurri Kurri interchange and ride 6km’s to the Buchanan rest stop.

Leisurely riders and pedestrians (no animals) may commence their ride at 8:30am and the expressway will remain open until 11:30am at which time the roads and maritime services will begin their preparations to open the motorway by nightfall.

The expressway was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay on Friday and will slash travel times by up to 25 minutes. It is also expected to reduce traffic movements through Maitland by up to 40% and provide economic benefits to the Hunter.

The road was scheduled to open before Christmas however weather delayed work.

*******NOW OPEN*******

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Click HERE to download a map and instructions on how to use the expressway.

Click HERE for the achievements and milestones brochure.

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