Milestone for Cary Street upgrade at Toronto

Monday, 1 August 2016

Work on the widening of Cary Street at Toronto will reach a major milestone on Monday evening August 1 when traffic lights are switched on at the intersection of Cary Street, Donnelly Avenue and James Street.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government is delivering an upgrade of Cary Street between The Boulevarde and Bay Street to improve road safety and reduce congestion during peak travel times.

“The mast arms for the traffic lights were installed last month with the new lights to be switched on today.”

“Additional upgrade work including construction of a new median strip, asphalting and line marking will continue after the lights are switched on,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The NSW Government has provided $8.8 million in funding to upgrade Cary Street between The Boulevarde and Bay Street and the project is expected to be finished before the end of September.”

Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said he was pleased that the project was nearing completion.

“This project is a significant step towards upgrading the entire main road between Morisset and Glendale,” Mr Piper said.

“It’s not going to solve all of the problems on this route but it’s a major step forward and, more importantly, is going to make this stretch of Cary Street much safer than it was before and will ease some of the congestion.

“It’s fantastic that the State Government is investing in this road and I very much hope it continues to do so.”

Night work will be carried out until the end of August, Sunday to Thursday between 6.30pm and 4.30am, weather permitting. Some further work will be required in September to complete asphalting and line-marking.

Changed traffic conditions will be in place including a temporary 40km/h reduced speed limit between The Boulevard and Victory Parade to ensure the safety of workers and road users. Traffic control will be in place to help direct motorists.

View the original media release.

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