Long Jetty traffic flow and efficiency improvements

The NSW Government is providing $1.5 million this financial year for improvements to traffic flow and congestion on the Central Coast Highway at Long Jetty.

Project background

Roads and Maritime Services completed a traffic study along The Entrance Road between Wyong Road and Oakland Avenue at Long Jetty to identify potential improvements.

The investigation considered a range of issues including crash history, traffic volumes, traffic growth and travel speeds. Traffic modelling was carried out to consider the impact, cost and feasibility of potential upgrade options.

Objectives and priorities

As a result of the investigations, several improvements to The Entrance Road were identified as providing benefits to traffic efficiency.

The road improvements focus on addressing the key sources of traffic delay, in particular providing benefits for motorists during peak periods at pinch points with lower travel speeds. Travel times in non-peak periods are unlikely to change significantly. The identified improvements are shown in the October 2016 Project update.

Due to community feedback about access to the boat ramp we will no longer be removing the right hand turn into Tuggerah Parade.

Projects underway

Work is progressing on a design for a number of the improvements, including:

  • Redesigning the southbound lanes between Stella Street through to Tuggerah Parade. Parking restrictions would be put in place between 6.30-9.30am and 3.30-6pm on weekdays and 9.30am-12.30pm on Saturdays. Parking will be removed between Swadling Street and Oaks Street to improve efficiency through the signalised intersection.”

Completed projects

Work on some of the improvements has been completed, including reducing the crossing distance at the pedestrian traffic lights between Stella and Elsiemer streets and between Anzac and Archbold roads. Work involved upgrading the signals to provide flashing lights towards the end of the pedestrian crossing phase and improving the pram ramps and line marking.

A traffic monitoring camera was also installed at the Swadling Street traffic lights to monitor and adjust traffic light phasing to help improve traffic flow for northbound traffic.

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