NSW Government provides $5 million
23 July 2013
NSW Government provides $5 million to improve Warners Bay Roads
Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay and Member for Charlestown Andrew Cornwell have announced $5 million in funding to improve safety at the intersection of Fairfax Road and The Esplanade at Warners Bay.
Mr Gay said the NSW Government recognised the need to improve safety and traffic flow for motorists at the intersection which serves as the main gateway for motorists travelling from western Lake Macquarie to Warners Bay and Charlestown.
“More than 20,000 vehicles per day travel on Fairfax Road in peak travel times and this upgrade will reduce queues at the intersection,” he said.
“The upgrade will replace the existing roundabout with traffic lights to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users.
“It will also provide much needed pedestrian access to the lake foreshore.”
Mr Cornwell said cyclists will benefit with upgraded facilities and improved intersection lighting.
“Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is carrying out investigation work on options for the intersection upgrade and a concept design will be released for stakeholder and community comment later this year,” Mr Cornwell said.
“The NSW Government also is providing $500,000 this year for RMS to investigate opportunities for further improvements to Hillsborough Road at Charlestown including the Crockett Street intersection.
“Last year a left turning lane was also provided for motorists turning from Crockett Street.”
“There is still more that could be done and this funding paves the way for investigations to continue,” Mr Gay said.
Media: Lance Northey 0467 743 192
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