Start of work for $25M Terrigal Drive upgrade

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Start of work for $25M Terrigal Drive upgrade

Minister for the Central Coast Rob Stokes and Gosford MP Chris Holstein today turned the first sod to mark the start of work on the NSW Government's $25 million upgrade to improve traffic flow along Terrigal Drive.

"This is a very popular road linking beachside suburbs including Terrigal to the Central Coast Highway and the major commercial hub at Erina," Mr Stokes said.

"Around 30,000 vehicles use this road each day and this project will make a big difference to local residents and people visiting this popular beachside tourist location on the Central Coast.

"Pedestrians and cyclists will also benefit from the project.

"A shared pedestrian and new cycle path will be built on the southern side of Terrigal Drive between Duffys Road and Bellbird Avenue, while a pedestrian activated crossing will be provided east of Duffys Road," Mr Stokes said.

Mr Holstein said site establishment work started near the Charles Kay Drive intersection last month.

"The project is expected to be completed by early 2016, which is exciting for local communities," Mr Holstein said.

"This much needed project includes upgrading the traffic lights at the Charles Kay Drive intersection and installing new lights at the Brunswick Road intersection to reduce peak hour traffic queues.

Traffic lights at the two intersections will be synchronised to improve traffic flow along
Terrigal Drive.

"The road will also be widened between Duffys Road and Charles Kay Drive to provide two through lanes in each direction and additional left and right turn lanes out of Charles Kay Drive."

A contract was awarded last month to BMD Constructions to carry out this work on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services.

Media: John McCormack 0467 731 806

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