Lisarow – Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is continuing planning and preconstruction for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road at Lisarow. The proposed upgrade involves widening the highway to provide two lanes in each direction to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users.

Pacific Highway through Lisarow

Updates and announcements

Early work progresses

Roads and Maritime has called for tenderers to register their interest for the proposed construction contract of the Pacific Highway upgrade, Parsons Road to Ourimbah Street, Lisarow.  

While work on the tender process is underway, Roads and Maritime will carry out more early work for the upgrade.

The work will start from Monday 16 October until mid 2018, weather permitting. This work will be carried out as required and residents will be notified.  

Work will take place during standard construction hours from Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm and Saturdays between 8am and 1pm, excluding public holidays. The work will involve:

  • utility relocation within the rail corridor
  • installation or relocation of utilities including electricity poles within the road corridor
  • survey and investigation work.

Some of the work within the rail corridor needs to be completed at night during rail shutdown periods. This work is 24 hours as we have limited time to complete the work while the rail line is closed.

The next planned rail shutdown that we will work is from 1am Saturday 28 October to 11.30pm Sunday 29 October.

For more information on the early work please view or download the notification (PDF, 276Kb).

Project background

The NSW Government allocated $9 million in 2017/18 for further planning and preconstruction for the Pacific Highway upgrade, between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road at Lisarow to improve traffic flow and safety.

Following consideration of community feedback in 2016, the Review of Environmental Factors was determined in February 2017.

View or download the Review of Environmental Factors and Species Impact Statement.

View or download the October 2016 Submissions Report.

As a result of our continued planning and development of the project, Roads and Maritime Services have updated the Review of Environmental Factors to include more details in the Addendum Review of Environmental Factors.

On 3 October Roads and Maritime has called for tenderers to register their interest for the construction contract.

For more information and to view the proposed design, download the July 2016 Project Update.

Project benefits

Key benefits of the preferred option include:

  • Improved traffic flow and more consistent travel times on the Pacific Highway
  • 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
  • A new bridge over the rail line, replacing the existing narrow bridge near Railway Crescent
  • New traffic lights at the Railway Crescent and Tuggerah Street (formerly Macdonalds Road) intersections with the Pacific Highway
  • Upgrading the existing traffic lights at The Ridgeway
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle paths along and across the highway
  • Improved access to the parking area at Lisarow Railway Station.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime has called for tenders to register their interest. 

Timing for construction has not been confirmed and will be advised following the tender process.

We will continue to inform and liaise with the community throughout this process.

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