Central Coast Highway, Forresters Beach - Drainage improvements

Roads and Maritime Services is delivering a project on the Central Coast Highway south of Crystal Street to improve drainage.

Updates and announcements

From Sunday 3 December the Central Coast Highway will be temporarily closed in both directions during night work hours to allow the drainage work to be carried out.

Our working hours will be between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. The night time detour will be in place for about three weeks, weather permitting.

The highway will be open to traffic during the day.

Detour arrangements will be in place for most vehicles. Motorists travelling in both directions will be detoured via Tumbi Road and Bellevue Road. View the detour map (PDF, 242Kb).

Project background

The Central Coast Highway at Foresters Beach is a major link road between the coastal suburbs of Terrgial, Wamberal, Bateau Bay and surrounding areas

This location of the work on the highway is 400 metres south of the Crystal Street roundabout and involves replacing stormwater pipes under the road.

The NSW Government allocated $500,000 in 2017/18 to complete the drainage improvements.

Detour arrangements

From Sunday 3 December the Central Coast Highway will be temporarily closed in both directions during night work hours to allow the drainage work to be carried out.

Our working hours will be between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. The night time detour will be in place for about three weeks, weather permitting.

The highway will be open to traffic during the day.

Detour arrangements will be in place for most vehicles. Motorists travelling in both directions will be detoured via Tumbi Road and Bellevue Road. View the detour map.

Access will be maintained for buses and emergency services. Special arrangements will apply through the worksite for larger trucks, some delays will be experienced. Traffic controllers will provide direction through the worksite. For more detail about movements for heavy vehicles at the worksite please view our freight notification.

Barriers to close the road will be situated just north of Forresters Beach Sand and Soil and just south of the Crystal Street roundabout. Residents of Forresters Beach will still be able to access their properties.

  • Residents travelling southbound on the highway will have access maintained via traffic controllers at the Bellevue Road intersection who will filter local traffic through.
  • Residents travelling northbound on the highway will have to use the detour and re-enter the highway near the Bellevue Road intersection. Traffic controllers will then filter local traffic through.

The detour is expected to add about six minutes of extra travel time.

Electronic message signs will be in place to give motorists advance notice of the changed traffic conditions.

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