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Italia Road, East Seaham

Expected start monthExpected completion monthStatusBudgetContribution
June 2023August 2023Scheduled$550kPSC funding 100 

Pavement rehabilitation.

Project Background:

The following are current safety hazards evident on Italia Road:

  • Pavement has deteriorated beyond normal maintenance measures
  • Lack of or no shoulder width along Italia Road with trees lining the pavement
  • Current road width of approximately 3m travel lanes
  • Table drains within close proximity of road edge and sections with steep batters.

Italia Road acts as link to Seaham from the Pacific Highway (currently a 10km Seaham sign located on turn off to Italia Road).

Project Aim and Objectives:

  1. Improve the condition of the existing road infrastructure and improve safety for road users
  2. Improve road pavement composition
  3. Increase pavement/shoulder width

Project Scope:

  • Pavement rehabilitation for the full lengths of works
  • Construction of 3.2m travel lanes
  • Construction of 1m shoulders (where possible)
  • Installation of safety barrier such as guardrail or wire rope (where possible)
  • Extend existing guardrail

Italia Road, East Seaham - map showing works location and site compound

The limit of works is from the western side of Caswells Creek and extends approximately 530m westward. Works will be carried out as day works only and will be completed under traffic control. All properties within the construction footprint will maintain in/out access during the construction period.

These works are funded wholly from Port Stephens Council’s S94 Haulage fund. Council receives monetary contributions from generators of significant haul truck movements. These funds go towards upgrades and repairs of haulage roads.

Italia Road is a significant haul route with traffic generated from the quarry located towards the Pacific Highway.

Project Updates

5 September 2023

Guardrail installation is continuing this week and into next week. Linemarking is scheduled for next week.