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

Traffic recently switched onto the new bridge lanes to allow the construction zone to shift so work can start on the existing bridge on the southern side of Wyong Road.

Piling for the retaining wall on the southern side of Wyong Road will take place during standard daytime work hours.

The new shared footpath across the bridge from Tuggerah Station to Bryant Drive has opened to pedestrians and cyclists.

To stay up to date with the latest information on the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road upgrade at Tuggerah, view or download the April 2017 Project Update (PDF, 613Kb).

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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