Narara to Lisarow - Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade between Narara Creek Road and Parsons Road

Roads and Maritime Services is continuing to plan a staged upgrade of the Pacific Highway and Manns Road between Narara Creek Road, Narara and Parsons Road, Lisarow to improve traffic flow and road user safety.

Proposed future upgrade route shown in blue
Propsosed future upgrade route shown in blue

Updates and announcements

The NSW Government allocated $2 million in 2016/17 to continue planning for the proposed Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade between Narara and Lisarow to improve traffic flow and safety.

A preferred option was displayed in 2014 and Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for their previous feedback, which was considered and incorporated into this updated design where feasible.

The September 2016 Project Update e-book (PDF, 22.4Mb) provides information on the updated proposed design.

See Community Engagement for more details on where to view the design and drop in information sessions.

Comments on the updated design are invited by Friday 28 October 2016 and will be considered when developing the design.

See ‘project contact’ to send us your feedback.

Project background

Roads and Maritime carried out extensive investigations and community consultation to adopt the preferred route for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Narara and Lisarow along the existing highway. Roads and Maritime has prepared an updated preferred design for the section of road between Parsons Road at Lisarow and Narara Creek Road at Narara. This preferred design considers community comments received during the previous public displays.

Project benefits

Key benefits of the preferred option once completed include:

  • Improved traffic flow and more consistent travel times on the Pacific Highway and Manns Road
  • Improved access to connecting roads
  • Improved safety for all road users
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle network.

Key features

  • Two lanes in each direction on the Pacific Highway and Manns Road with a central median
  • New bridges along Manns Road over Narara Creek and the railway line
  • Traffic lights to replace roundabouts:
    • Manns Road and Pacific Highway intersection
    • Manns Road and Narara Valley Drive intersection
  • New traffic lights on the Pacific Highway at:
    • Berrys Head Road
    • Parsons Road
    • Newling Street
    • Lenna Street and Pierce Street
    • Nurra Road and Argyle Avenue
    • Brooks Avenue
  • New traffic lights on Manns Road at:
    • Adam Street and Reeves Street
    • Showground Road
  • New local street connection from Reeves Street to connect to Pandala Road
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle paths along the Pacific Highway and Manns Road
  • New all directional intersection at Apanie Avenue to provide left and right turns in and out
  • New bridge south of Newling Street
  • New northbound and southbound u-turn intersection at Pacific Highway and Parsons Road
  • New roundabout at Parsons Road and Newling Street
  • Carrington Street to be closed and become a no through road
  • Bus stops and indented bus bays provided along the length of the project to help the flow of traffic and improve safety
  • Improving drainage along the Pacific Highway and Manns Road.

Community engagement

You can discuss the project with us at our drop in information sessions at Niagara Park Stadium, 16 Washington Avenue, Niagara Park:

  • Thursday 13 October 2016: 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 18 October 2016:   4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 20 October 2016: 4pm to 7pm.

Copies of the September 2016 Project Update are available online, at the Central Coast Council in Gosford and at Service NSW Gosford.

Next steps

The community are invited to comment on the proposed road design by Friday 28 October 2016.

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