Stage one of Rawson Road Railway level crossing replacement completed
12 February 2015
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay and Member for Gosford Chris Holstein today opened the new pedestrian underpass as part of the Rawson Road railway level crossing replacement project.
Minister Gay said the project which would eventually close the existing level crossing at Rawson Road was being carried out in two stages to improve both road and rail user safety.
“Gosford City Council has completed stage one work, which included providing a new pedestrian and cyclist underpass alongside Rawson Road and below the railway tracks,” Minister Gay said.
“Pedestrian access to the underpass has also been upgraded along Waterview and Railway streets.
“The NSW Government provided funding for the work as part of the $45 million commitment to build an underpass to replace the Woy Woy rail level crossing.
“But we have committed an additional $7 million to fulfil our commitment to remove the existing crossing and replace it with a safer option.”
“That is a total of $52 million to deliver the two stages the community has been waiting for,” Minister Gay said.
Mr Holstein said the completion of stage two work would enable the full closure of the Rawson Road level crossing.
“Stage two work involves upgrading and extending Railway Street and Nagari Road and a new vehicle underpass and bridge over Woy Woy Creek at Bulls Hill,” Mr Holstein said.
“Four years ago I stood here and said the NSW Government was committed to this project and I am so proud to see stage one completed.
“For too long our community was neglected under former governments and I am so proud the NSW Government is listening and delivering what our community expects and deserves.”
Gosford City Council’s Director of Construction and Operations Stan Antczak said local artists have been invited to carry out an art installation within the tunnel and access ramps with a focus on ‘names’ and their connection to people and places of The Peninsula.
“The first phase of the art installation is expected to be completed mid next month with phase two due for completion in March next year,” Mr Antczak said.
MEDIA: Siobhan McCarthy 0407 791 802 (Minister Gay)
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