Major traffic and safety improvement work completed on Cary Street at Toronto

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Motorists are benefiting from improved road safety and reduced congestion on Cary Street at Toronto with the completion of a major $8.8 million upgrade.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government funded the project to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion during peak travel times on Cary Street between The Boulevarde and Bay Street.

“Upgrade work included widening the western side of Cary Street to provide two lanes in each direction between The Boulevarde and Victory Parade with right turn bays at the Donnelly Avenue and James Street intersection,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Work also included installing a new median strip, asphalting and line marking.

“Last month new traffic lights were installed and switched on at the intersection of Cary Street, Donnelly Avenue and James Street.”

Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said Cary Street, with some 25,000 vehicles using it daily, had become not only a bottleneck but, more importantly, very unsafe for users, particularly pedestrians.

“The upgraded road fixes many problems and appears to be working extremely well,” Mr Piper said.

“The work started in July last year and was completed this month, ensuring Cary Street is a safer and less congested corridor for motorists.”

Roads and Maritime Services thank motorists for their patience while these important safety improvements were completed.

Media: For Mr MacDonald: Scot MacDonald | 9230 2393
Greg Piper: | 0407 770 837

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