Carlton Road to Ocean View Drive
The section of highway between Carlton Road and Ocean View Drive is 4.4 kilometres long and used by up to 28,000 vehicles a day. The Central Coast Highway provides an important connection between Gosford and The Entrance and between beach suburbs and the hinterland.
Updates and announcements
Stage 1 of this project opened to traffic in November 2012 and Stage 2 opened to traffic in December 2013.
Roads and Maritime has completed an upgrade to fix traffic congestion and safety issues on the Central Coast Highway between Carlton Road and Ocean View Drive.
The upgrade was fully funded by the NSW Government and delivered in two stages:
- Stage 1 (Carlton Road to Matcham Road) runs from the Carlton Road intersection through to the Matcham Road intersection (2.2 kilometres in length)
- Stage 2 (Matcham Road to Ocean View Drive) runs from the Matcham Road intersection to the Ocean View Drive intersection (2.2 kilometres in length).
The adjoining sections of the Central Coast Highway to the south (Terrigal Drive to Carlton Road) and to the north (Ocean View Drive to Tumbi Road) have also been widened to four lanes.
The Central Coast Highway upgrade was developed and delivered in an ecologically sensitive way to achieve the best overall outcome for the whole community.
Roads and Maritime Services recognises the importance of addressing environmental, social, engineering and cost factors while continuing to provide for future transport needs.
Roads and Maritime holds environment protection licences (EPLs) for this project and the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) introduced a requirement for holders of this licence to make pollution monitoring data publicly available:
Pollution Incident Response
A Pollution Incident Response Management Plan has been written to comply with the legislative requirements under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) and the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009 s98D: