Lights are needed because of traffic and the estate at FarleyCr Meskauskas
A 2.5 kilometre stretch of the New England Highway between Dunkley and Johnson streets is about to get its eighth set of traffic lights.
Lights will be installed at the Wollombi Road intersection to support ongoing growth in the Farley area.
This week Maitland City Council approved a works in kind agreement with Wollombi Road Holdings, the developer of 194 lots at Wollombi Road, to complete the intersection works.
The works, which were required by NSW Roads and Maritime Services as part of the original development application, are due for completion in June 2020.
Lights now operate along the New England Highway at Dunkley Street, Alexandra Avenue, Arthur Street, Young Street, Aberglasslyn Road, John Street and Johnson Street.
West Ward councillor Henry Meskauskas said the installation of lights at the Wollombi Road intersection are a necessity.
"The lights are needed because of the traffic on the highway and the new estate at Farley," Cr Meskauskas said.
"The cars are using this intersection to get from the station roundabout to the west and we're getting more cars on the highway every week," he said.
Fellow West Ward Liberal councillor Ben Mitchell also agreed upgrade was overdue.
"This is one that has been needed for a long time, especially with the extra lots going into Farley," Cr Mitchell said.
In a report, council officers said the intersection will "support the incoming population of the Farley Urban Release Area (URA)".
"The intersection works are necessary to facilitate the continued development of the Farley Urban Release Area which is subject to a 150 lot release threshold imposed by RMS."