Wyong Road & Pacific Highway upgrade at Tuggerah

The NSW Government is providing $84 million for the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection upgrade at Tuggerah. The upgrade involves replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights to improve traffic flow and safety.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services will be doing night work to install new traffic lights as part of the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection upgrade at Tuggerah from Sunday 16 July.

The work involves installing new traffic lights, kerbs and footpaths, milling, asphalting and linemarking as well as removing some traffic barriers.

This night work will take five weeks from Sunday 16 July. Our night working hours will be between 6pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday, weather permitting. This work is to be completed at night to minimise impact to traffic.

Work will also continue during standard construction hours between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays between 8am and 1pm, excluding public holidays.

There will be temporary traffic changes to make sure the work area is safe. Lane closures and traffic control will be in place which may affect travel times.

Access to Pacific Highway from the roundabout heading south to Kangy Angy will be closed on most nights with a detour in place around Gavenlock Road.  Residents access will be maintained via this detour and traffic controllers will be onsite to assist. Please see map for further details on detour and residential access.

For more information and map of work area and detours view or download the July 2017 notification letter (PDF, 404Kb).

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 roundabout at the intersection of Wyong Road and the Pacific Highway has a history of crashes and traffic is heavily congested during peak hours. Around 55,000 vehicles travel through the intersection each day.

Key features

The upgrade will ease congestion and improve traffic flow along the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road for more reliable travel times during peak periods. It includes:

  • Three lanes in each direction on Wyong Road
  • Three right turn lanes from the Pacific Highway to Wyong Road (to the M1 Pacific Motorway)
  • Two right turn lanes from Wyong Road to the Pacific Highway (to Wyong)
  • Two left turn lanes from Wyong Road  to the Pacific Highway (to Wyong)
  • Building a new bridge beside the existing railway overbridge to accommodate eastbound traffic
  • Extending the existing pedestrian/cycle underpass.

Next steps

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2019.

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