M1 Tuggerah to Doyalson Submissions Report now online
25 November 2014
Community members are invited to view the submissions report responding to feedback received during the display of the approved review of environmental factors (REF) M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said community feedback was invited to the REF displayed in August which considered potential environmental and social impacts of the project.
“In response to community feedback received to the REF, a submissions report responding to issues by local residents, businesses and stakeholders is now available to download from the Roads and Maritime website,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“Community feedback centres on topics including noise, vibration, hydrology and potential drainage impacts, landscaping and visual impacts and road, traffic and transport considerations.”
The submissions report responds to these issues and highlights additional investigations and mitigation measures Roads and Maritime will carry out in the next stages of the project.
A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the detailed design contract for the upgrade was awarded to Hyder Consulting in September and is expected to be completed in 2016, after which Roads and Maritime will invite tenders to build the upgrade.
“This year $6 million funding is committed to further planning for the upgrade, which aims to improve traffic flow and safety by resurfacing and widening the motorway to provide three lanes in each direction.
“The upgrade which is planned to be completed in 2019 aims to increase traffic capacity on the motorway, provide more reliable travel times and safer journeys for road users.
“The project is part of the Australian and NSW governments jointly funded M1 Pacific Motorway productivity package valued at $400 million.
“Roads and Maritime will continue to work with the community throughout the planning process to identify issues and minimise impacts.”
The REF and the submissions report is available on the Roads and Maritime website.
CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999
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