Newcastle and Hunter, M1 traffic: Crashes, delays, updates for September 17

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LATEST traffic alerts and road works for the Newcastle and Hunter region:

Traffic incidents since midnight: 5

Roadworks to avoid: 9

New roadworks this week: 1

Roadworks projects to be completed in the next 30 days:

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Traffic incidents by suburb (most recently updated items are listed first):

Tomago

Traffic lights flashing yellow

Affected street: Pacific Hwy near Tomago Rd

Alert created at 5.48pm, September 17. Last updated at 6.14pm, September 17.

Advice: Exercise caution.

Fern Bay

Crash (2 cars)

Affected street: Nelson Bay Road near Fullerton Cove Road

Alert created at 5.43pm, September 17. Last updated at 6.13pm, September 17.

Advice: Exercise caution.

Wallsend

Crash (2 cars)

Affected street: Newcastle Link Road near Lake Road

Alert created at 10.26am, September 17. Last updated at 10.59am, September 17.

Advice: Exercise caution.

Silverwater

Breakdown (Car)

Affected street: Silverwater Road near Holker Street

Alert created at 9.57am, September 17. Last updated at 10.41am, September 17.

Advice: Exercise caution. Allow extra travel time.

Jesmond

Crash (3 vehicles)

Affected street: Newcastle Road near Main Road

Alert created at 9.59am, September 17. Last updated at 10.21am, September 17.

Advice: Exercise caution.

Merriwa

Changed traffic conditions (Damaged road surface)

Affected street: Merriwa Road near Tourles Road at Little Jacks Creek

Alert created at 6.56am, April 21. Last updated at 10.35am, September 15.

Advice: Exercise caution. Use an alternative route. This road is not suitable for heavy vehicles. These conditions are expected to remain in place until at least early 2021.

Maryland

Covid(-19 Border Control)

Affected street: Summit Road near Queensland border

Alert created at 2.32am, August 8. Last updated at 2.32am, August 8.

Advice: Avoid the area. The Queensland Government has implemented enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening. Any person that has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot during the past 14 days must not enter Queensland. All of Victoria and Greater Sydney are currently declared COVID-19 hotspots. From 1am SaturdayEight August, all local government areas in NSW and ACT will also be declared COVID-19 hotspots. Anyone attempting to enter Queensland from NSW must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass.

Maryland

Covid(-19 Border Control)

Affected street: Thulimbah Road near Queensland border

Alert created at 2.31am, August 8. Last updated at 2.31am, August 8.

Advice: Avoid the area. The Queensland Government has implemented enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening. Any person that has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot during the past 14 days must not enter Queensland. All of Victoria and Greater Sydney are currently declared COVID-19 hotspots. From 1am SaturdayEight August, all local government areas in NSW and ACT will also be declared COVID-19 hotspots. Anyone attempting to enter Queensland from NSW must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass.

Clarence Town

Changed traffic conditions (New load limits apply)

Affected street: Limeburners Creek Road near Brig O’Johnston Bridge

Alert created at 6.25pm, July 16. Last updated at 9.56am, August 7.

Advice: Check signage. Plan your journey. The bridge is open to vehicles 16 tonnes and under until repairs have been completed, following a vehicle hitting the bridge.

Roadworks by suburb (most recently updated items are listed first):

Jesmond

Scheduled roadwork (Bridge work)

Affected street: Newcastle Road near Newcastle Inner City Bypass

Alert created at 9.46pm, September 16. Last updated at 9.48pm, September 16.

Ends: 10am, October 18

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Check signage; Exercise caution. Alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions will be in place with expected intermittent closures when required.

Ilford

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: Ilford Sofala Road near 5km west of Ilford

Alert created at 11.36am, September 13. Last updated at 11.36am, September 13.

Ends: 7pm, September 18

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Allow extra travel time; Exercise caution. Alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions will be in place. Motorists are advised to allow around five minutes extra travel time.

Raymond Terrace

Scheduled roadwork (Maintenance)

Affected street: Seaham Road near Fitzgerald Bridge

Alert created at 4.08am, September 11. Last updated at 4.08am, September 11.

Ends: 5am, October 9

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Check signage; Exercise caution. Lane closures will be in effect. Traffic controllers will be on site to direct motorists. Pedestrian access to the footpath may also be obstructed during works. Pedestrians will be escorted through the work area for their safety.

Dural

Scheduled roadwork (traffic signals)

Affected street: Old Northern Road near Quarry Road

Alert created at 5.41pm, September 9. Last updated at 5.42pm, September 9.

Ends: 1am, September 18

Advice: Check signage. Exercise caution; Allow extra travel time. Traffic signals at the intersection will be blacked out with traffic controllers operating stop/slow. All traffic is reduced toOne lane each direction.

Mulbring

Scheduled roadwork (Bridge work)

Affected street: Leggetts Drive near Whitebridge Road

Alert created at 4.50pm, September 4. Last updated at 4.50pm, September 4.

Ends: 6am, September 18

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Exercise caution; Check signage.

Rutherford

Scheduled roadwork (Resurfacing)

Affected street: New England Highway near Racecourse Road

Alert created at 7.09pm, April 1. Last updated at 5.02pm, June 9.

Ends: 7am, February 27

Advice: Exercise caution. Check signage. The right turn out of Primewest Rutherford has been permanently removed and parking restrictions are in place along the service road. Traffic control will help motorists move through the construction site. This week (9 – 12 June) there will be night work 7pm to 5am, weather permitting. During night work, a detour may be in place via Racecourse Road and Shipley Drive. OSOM operators will need to contact our Works Supervisor, Eddie Anacki on 0427 978 241, 30 minutes in advance of their arrival to ensure a safe and efficient passage through the site. OSOM operators are to follow the directions made by the Works Supervisor and traffic controllers

Morpeth

Scheduled roadwork (Bridge work)

Affected street: Phoenix Park Rd near Morpeth Bridge

Alert created at 10.02am, March 30. Last updated at 5.50am, May 21.

Ends: 12am, January 15

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Exercise caution; Check signage. Traffic controllers will be on site to direct motorists. Work will also be undertaken from a barge under the bridge with part of the river closed to marine traffic and aFour knot speed restriction in place.

Bulga

Scheduled roadwork (Bridge work)

Affected street: Putty Rd near Bulga Bridge

Alert created at 4.38pm, May 8. Last updated at 4.38pm, May 8.

Ends: 8pm, July 30

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Exercise caution; Check signage. Temporary lane closures will be in place during work hours; traffic controllers are on site to direct motorists. Work may also take place occasionally on Saturdays, between 8am and 1pm.

Lisarow

Changed traffic conditions (Road/lane widening)

Affected street: Pacific Highway near Railway Crescent

Alert created at 2.47pm, August 15. Last updated at 3.21pm, May 7.

Ends: 1am, August 31

Advice: Check signage. Exercise caution. Changed traffic conditions at Railway Cr continue as part of duplication work on the Pacific Hwy upgrade between Ourimbah and Lisarow. There is now no right turn onto Pacific Hwy from Railway Cr on weekdays between 7am and 5pm. Motorists wanting to travel south on the highway from Railway Cr are able to turn around at the Walmsley turn around bay on Pacific Hwy. Contra flow traffic conditions will be in place on Railway Cr until 19 May. Dora St will also be closed at Railway Cr for aroundTwo years.

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