Pacific Highway upgrade at Lisarow

3 March 2014

Pacific Highway upgrade at Lisarow moves a step closer

Planning for the future upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road at Lisarow has moved to the next stage with the contract for the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF) awarded to Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM).

The NSW Government has allocated $2 million this financial year to progress planning and design for the upgrade to improve traffic flow and safety along this major route.

“The proposed upgrade involves widening of the Pacific Highway from one lane to two in each direction between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road at Ourimbah,” Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams MP said.

“The design also includes a new bridge over the rail line to replace the existing narrow bridge near the Railway Crescent intersection, installing traffic lights at the Railway Crescent and Macdonalds Road intersections and upgrading the traffic lights at Chamberlain Road.

“Improved pedestrian and cycle paths along and across the highway and improved parking at Lisarow Station are also major inclusions in the design.”

Roads and Maritime Services has carried out extensive investigations and community consultation in order to finalise a preferred route for this upgrade.

Plans for the proposed upgrade were last displayed for community comment in November 2013

The feedback received will be considered in the preparation of the concept design and REF, which are expected to be displayed for community comment by mid 2015.

Roads and Maritime is also planning for a future upgrade of the Pacific Highway and Manns Road between Parsons Road at Lisarow and Narara Creek Road at Narara.

The revised strategic design for that proposal will be displayed for public comment next month.

Media: Ray Williams 8882 9555

View the original media release (PDF)

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