The New South Wales Government will commit a further $205 million, in addition to the $70 million already allocated, for the duplication of Nelson Bay Road from Williamtown to Bobs Farm in Port Stephens.
Planning, development and initial works are already underway on the project, which aims to improve traffic movement and safety on the major road.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the upgrade was essential for a road used by more than 25,000 motorists a day, a figure that soars during peak periods.
“As the Hunter and NSW continue to grow, so does the number of motorists using our roads. Nelson Bay Road is a crucial connection for residents, but can become very busy during holiday periods,” she said.
Nelson Bay Road has undergone duplication works in the past, including between Bobs Farm and Anna Bay in 2015.