Next step in Pacific Highway upgrade
22 March 2013
Getting on with the job: Next step in Pacific Highway upgrade at Wyong
The NSW Government has confirmed the new town route for the Pacific Highway at Wyong.
Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay said the Government had been investigating options in order to identify the preferred route for the future upgrade of the Pacific Highway at Wyong.
“Early last year, I announced an independent evaluation would be undertaken to review work carried out by RMS to date,” Mr Gay said.
“The independent review of future options for the Pacific highway at Wyong was completed late last year and I carefully considered the findings and the public submissions made.
“I can confirm that a future upgrade of the Pacific Highway will be along the existing highway alignment through the township.
“I have now asked RMS to take into account feedback received from the community and issues raised in the independent evaluation to refine and improve the proposal displayed in 2011.
“The updated proposal will be displayed to the community in mid-2013,” Mr Gay said.
The member for Wyong Darren Webber said the completion of the independent study delivers on a key election commitment by the Liberals & Nationals.
“With the exception of the Wyong Road upgrades, the Pacific HWY through Wyong CBD is the most important road project in the Wyong electorate.
“The Minister and I understand the need to deliver this upgrade. That is why we are ensuring due diligence in the planning stages so we get the right outcome for long suffering motorists.
I will continue to work with the community to ensure the best possible outcome for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and business owners and operators,” Mr Webber said.
Media: Darren Webber 0411 130 371