Long Jetty traffic planning and efficiency review completed
Monday, 17 October 2016
Roads and Maritime Services has completed a traffic study along The Entrance Road between Wyong Road and Oakland Avenue at Long Jetty.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government provided $2 million to carry out investigations and minor work to provide traffic improvements along the corridor.
“The study was carried out to identify opportunities to improve traffic flow and ease congestion on the Central Coast Highway at Long Jetty,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The proposed improvements focus on addressing key sources of delay and providing benefits for motorists during peak hours at pinch points with lower travel speeds.
“Proposed improvements include providing two southbound lanes along The Entrance Road from Swadling Street through to Tuggerah Parade, additional line marking and removing on-street parking during peak times to increase capacity.
“Crossing distances will be reduced and traffic signals upgraded with flashing lights at the pedestrian traffic lights between Stella Street and Elsiemer Street as well as between Archbold Road and Anzac Road.
“The proposed improvements would also involve removing the right turn into Tuggerah Parade and changing the left turn lane to include a through traffic option as well as installing a traffic monitoring camera. These changes will ease northbound traffic moving through the Thompson Street traffic lights.”
Mr MacDonald said travel times are not expected to change significantly during non-peak hours however. Motorists would benefit from reduced traffic light phasing times at Tuggerah Parade and at the pedestrian crossings.
The next step is for the proposal to progress to the detailed design stage, which is expected to be completed in early to mid next year. Timing for construction is dependent on funding.For further information visit the Roads and Maritime website www.rms.nsw.gov.au.
Media: Scot MacDonald | 0408 450 032
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