Transport for NSW is planning for a future New England Highway bypass of Singleton to improve traffic flow, travel times and safety through Singleton town centre by reduced traffic including heavy freight.
In response to the NSW Government’s Environmental Impact Statement in 2020, Council’s submission called for a number of changes to the proposed design, including dual carriageway and a full interchange at Putty Road.
On 16 April 2021, the NSW Government announced it would build a full interchange for the bypass with Putty Road. In the media release, the Government committed that both the Muswellbrook and Singleton bypasses will begin in 2022.
The $700 million joint funded project will remove one of the Hunter region’s most notorious bottlenecks and is now entering the final steps of development and project approval. The eight-kilometre project will bypass five sets of traffic lights in the CBD and is the largest road infrastructure investment in Singleton's history.
The Australian Government has committed $560 million and the NSW Government $140 million to the project.
The project is expected to open to traffic by the end of 2026.
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