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

The NSW Government has allocated $2 million in 2016/17 to continue planning for the proposed Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade 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 community comment period for the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway and Manns Road between Narara and Lisarow closed on Friday 28 October 2016.

A significant number of responses were received objecting to the proposed new link road extending Pandala Road between Reeves Street and Carrington Street. Following this, a decision has been made about the proposed Pandala Link Road.

After listening to the community and receiving feedback from the Central Coast Council stating they would not accept this new link road’s construction, we are responding by removing the proposed Pandala Link Road from all Roads and Maritime Services options for the Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade proposal.

More information about the Pandala Link Road is available in the December 2016 Community Update.

A Community Consultation Report detailing all feedback Roads and Maritime received during the recent community consultation is currently being prepared and will be published in early 2017.

Environmental Surveys

To continue to plan this proposed upgrade, technical and environmental surveys are being done in the area.

SMEC Australia, on behalf of Roads and Maritime, will be carrying out ecological investigations near the Pacific Highway and Manns Road between Monday 19 December and Friday 23 December 2016, weather permitting. Further work will be done from Tuesday 3 January 2017 for around eight weeks, weather permitting.

The work involves physical surveys, targeted wildlife monitoring, animal callbacks and examination of plants, including trees with hollows. This information will inform Roads and Maritime’s environmental impact assessment and help gain an understanding of plants and animals within the local area that surrounds the proposal.

More information about this work including our work locations is available in the December 2016 community notification.

More information about the proposed design is available in the September 2016 Community Update (PDF, 10.1Mb).

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
  • 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

The community comment period for the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway and Manns Road between Narara and Lisarow closed on Friday 28 October 2016. Feedback received will be considered in developing the design.

More information about the proposed design is available in the September 2016 Community Update.

Next steps

Feedback received throughout the community consultation period will be considered in developing the design.

Roads and Maritime is committed to working with stakeholders and the community during the planning process. More information about the project will be provided as the project progresses.

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