Hunter River Crossing

Submitted: Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 15:08
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Does anyone know if and when the M1 will be joined up with the Pacific H'Way to overcome the Xmas traffic jam at Hexham?
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 15:52

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 15:52
Read about it here
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 15:55

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 15:55
Project documents are on this page.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 17:20

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 17:20
Wouldn't be holding my breath...........
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Follow Up By: OBJ - Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 08:58

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 08:58
Precisely. In fact it says "The environmental impact assessment is expected to be completed in 2016 with construction dependent on planning approval and funding availability.".

So, in fact, there is no bypass, but a government covering their a*ses with yet another study. After that we should get at least six or seven enquiries, a dozen high court challenges, funding committee meetings (probably in Dubai), and a partridge in a pear tree.

When will it be completed??? Go for the 22nd century, just about the time that cars become redundant and we are able to time travel with thought waves.

We will never see another project like the Snowy Mountains scheme. Tragic, but true.

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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 17:56

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 17:56
Steady on trips, old chap. They're still giddy and coming to grips with the Pennant hills Road project moving, albeit at customary snails pace and all the lolly from "safety camera" fines won't feather their nests and pay for roads as well you know.

Eight/ten years
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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 20:24

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 20:24
Care factor? Avoid the Hexham area as much as possible! Too many mozzies for one thing!
If the traffic chaos in Hexham is a problem, go inland route and cross to the coast further up! Bonus is you'll see more of the country than otherwise!
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 20:53

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 20:53
Or just take the back road to Raymond terrace

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Charleston rd, Stockton bridge, Williamtown, Medowie and onto the highway again.
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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 21:43

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 21:43
Yep, Hoyks, that'd work - miss out on some lovely countryside, but! ;)
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Follow Up By: mike39 - Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 08:16

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 08:16
johnat mentions mozzies.
Sometime in the 60's we ran out of forward motion at Hexham so booked into the old pub opposite the river. (later to become a big mac?)
We still remember the Hexham Greys, those buggers could bite through a kangaroo hide blanket.
And the noise of them as they adjusted their wings into fine pitch before landing.
Would be our worst pub overnighter ever!
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