Wyong Road major intersection at Chittaway Bay improves traffic and safety

Monday, 31 October 2016

Motorists can now benefit from a major intersection upgrade of Wyong Road, Enterprise Drive and Chittaway Road at Chittaway Bay.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government provided $28 million for the project with major work to replace the roundabout with traffic lights starting in September last year.

“With around 48,000 vehicles using it daily, the previous roundabout was heavily congested and needed the upgrade,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The project included replacing the roundabout with traffic lights to better manage traffic flow at the intersection.

“Key features included double right and left turn lanes from Enterprise Drive into Wyong Road, double right turn lanes from Wyong Road into Enterprise Drive and from Chittaway Road into Wyong Road and a left turn lane from Wyong Road into Enterprise Drive.”

Mr MacDonald said the new bus priority lanes at the traffic lights in both directions on Wyong Road will prioritise public transport and a shared pedestrian cycleway will improve options for pedestrians and cyclists.

“This is a major win for the region and it’s the first of three major intersection upgrades to Wyong Road to be carried out,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The upgrade of Wyong Road at Tumbi Road and Mingara Drive is on track to be completed in 2018 and the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection upgrade at Tuggerah is due for completion in early 2019.

“Around 11,000 tonnes of asphalt and 3500 tonnes of concrete was placed, 2200 metres of kerb and 700 metres of new footpath built and four pedestrian crossings and 21 new street lights installed.”

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists, residents and businesses for their patience during the work which was completed on time and on budget.

For further project information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/wyongroad-enterprisedrive

Media: Scot MacDonald | 0408 450 032

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