Business Hunter Welcomes Bypass Commitment
Business Hunter has welcomed pledges by the State Government and Opposition to deliver improvements to the Singleton Bypass.
Business Hunter CEO Bob Hawes said the commitment by the major parties to build a full interchange at Putty Road responded to community concerns about the original design.
“Business Hunter has identified the Singleton Bypass as a key infrastructure priority for the Hunter region in our submissions to state and federal government over a number of years and agree with the community that it must be built properly to accommodate current and future traffic flow,” Mr Hawes said.
“Now that the project has received the required funding commitments, it is important that we get shovels in the ground and get it completed.
“The bypass will redirect 26,000 vehicles, including more than 3,700 heavy vehicles, away from the centre of Singleton daily, relieving significant congestion, enhancing safety and amenity for residents and improving its productivity as a freight route.”