Wyong Road & Pacific Highway upgrade at Tuggerah - completed

The Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection upgrade at Tuggerah was opened to traffic in November 2017, a year ahead of schedule. The NSW Government provided $84 million to replace the existing roundabout with traffic lights to improve traffic flow and safety.

Updates and announcements

The upgraded Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection at Tuggerah opened to traffic in November 2017, a year ahead of schedule.

Roads and Maritime Services wishes to thank the community, nearby residents and motorists for their patience and support during the work.

For more information about the project, read the November 2017 community update (PDF, 531Kb).

Project background

Wyong Road is the major road linking the Pacific Motorway (Sydney to Newcastle Freeway) with Wyong, Tuggerah, The Entrance and surrounding coastal suburbs. The previous roundabout at the intersection of Wyong Road and the Pacific Highway had a history of crashes and traffic was heavily congested during peak hours. Around 55,000 vehicles travel through the intersection each day.

Project objectives

  • Improve safety and traffic flow
  • Reduce travel times
  • Improve connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists

Project features

The NSW Government allocated $84 million for the upgrade, with the key changes including:

  • upgrading the intersection from a roundabout to traffic lights
  • three lanes in each direction on Wyong Road
  • three right turn lanes from the Pacific Highway to Wyong Road, towards the M1 Motorway
  • two right turn lanes from Wyong Road to the Pacific Highway, towards Wyong
  • two left turn lanes from Wyong Road to the Pacific Highway, towards Wyong
  • a new bridge next to the existing railway bridge to cater for eastbound traffic
  • extension of the existing shared pathway.
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