Community comment M1 upgrade Kariong Somersby

17 June 2014

Community members reminded to have a say on M1 upgrade from Kariong and Somersby

Roads and Maritime Services reminds the community they have until Friday 27 June to have a say on the planned upgrade of the M1 Pacific Motorway between the Kariong and Somersby interchanges and attend an information session this Thursday.

“The community is invited to give feedback to the proposal to improve safety and traffic flow along this section of the motorway which aims to improve travel times and capacity for motorists into the future,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“The proposed upgrade involves widening an eight kilometre section of the M1 between the Kariong and Somersby interchanges to provide three lanes in each direction.

“The widening excludes a 1.5 kilometre section of the motorway on the southbound carriageway between the Kariong interchange southbound exit and entry ramps. The proposal also includes upgrading three of the four ramps at the Kariong interchange.

“Feedback received by 27 June will be used to develop the concept design and inform the review of environmental factors for the project,” the spokesperson said.

“Extensions are proposed of the southbound entry ramp to Sydney, the northbound exit ramp to Gosford and north bound entry ramp to Newcastle with further upgrades of the intersection at the northbound entry ramp and Wisemans Ferry Road.

“The ramp upgrades aim to improve safety for merging motorists, An improved road surface and better drainage will ensure safer conditions, particularly in wet weather.”

Community members are invited to an information session this Thursday 19 June from 4pm to 7pm at The Hill Youth Centre, 98 Mitchell Drive at Kariong to meet project team members and find out more about the proposal.

To view the proposal online visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au or view a hard copy at the Gosford Service NSW Centre, corner of Henry Parry Drive and William St at Gosford.

Community members will be kept informed as planning progresses.

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