Tender awarded to upgrade Wyong Road intersections
2 December 2015
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC announced today the tender for major work on Wyong Road at the Mingara Drive and Tumbi Road intersections has been awarded to Civil Mining Construction (CMC) Pty Ltd.
Mr MacDonald said the NSW Government had allocated $7 million in 2015-16 to replace each roundabout with traffic lights to improve traffic flow and safety for the 48,000 vehicles using this section of Wyong Road each day.
“Roads and Maritime Services started early work late last year in preparation for major work at the roundabouts,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Early work included resurfacing the car park behind the Tumbi Umbi shops and Sherlock Lane, modifying the Mingara Drive and Hansens Road roundabout and installing a pedestrian bridge on Wyong Road near Mingara Drive.
“With early work now completed, major upgrade work can now start on both intersections.”
“This project is one of a number of upgrades on Wyong Road that will improve traffic flow and safety. These include the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection upgrade at Tuggerah, the Wyong Road upgrade at Enterprise Drive and Chittaway Road intersection and the intersection upgrades at the Mingara Drive and Tumbi Road intersections.”
Mr MacDonald said the Tumbi Road intersection upgrade includes providing extra right turn lanes from Wyong Road into Tumbi Road and improving access for vehicles into and out of Watson Avenue.
“Key features of the Mingara Drive intersection include widening Wyong Road to four lanes in the westbound direction including two through lanes, a left turn lane into Mingara Drive and a right turn lane into Tumbi Creek Road,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Work will start early next year, and the upgrade is expected to be completed before the end of 2018, weather permitting.”
Media: Scot MacDonald MLC, 02 9230 2393
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