Pacific Highway upgrade through Wyong town centre

Roads and Maritime is planning to upgrade the Pacific Highway through the Wyong town centre to provide two lanes in each direction between Johnson Road at Tuggerah and Cutler Drive at Wyong. The upgrade would improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for all road users as well as provide for possible future changes to the public transport network.

Updates and announcements

An independent heritage report commissioned by Roads and Maritime Services was released in September 2016 after artefacts were found next to and in 63 Howath Street, Wyong.

View or download the July 2016 Wyong Produce Store Heritage Assessment Report (PDF, 4.81Mb).

The environmental assessment was determined in February 2016.

This means the upgrade to the Pacific Highway, through Wyong town centre, has planning approval so detailed design will proceed and property acquisition will be finalised.

The February 2016 Submissions Report (PDF, 4.52Mb) summarises the submissions, responses and details of the decision.

Project background

The Pacific Highway is the main route through Wyong town centre and is a major urban arterial road connecting the northern suburbs of the Central Coast. It is currently a single lane in each direction through the township of Wyong.

Wyong and surrounding suburbs have experienced a large increase in the volume of traffic in recent times due to sustained urban growth across the Central Coast region.

In early 2013 following an independent review, it was confirmed that the upgrade would be along the existing highway route.

Planning and design is funded by the NSW Government.

Project objectives

  • Improve safety for all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improve traffic flow to provide reliable road access to and through Wyong town centre
  • Provide a road environment that maintains as far as practicable the town’s identity while providing opportunities for future revitalisation and growth
  • Ensure the highway upgrade is compatible with current and possible future public transport services
  • Provide improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Next steps

The environmental assessment and Submissions Report were finalised in February 2016. The next steps to be carried out are detailed design and to complete the purchase of all properties required to build the project.

Roads and Maritime will continue to keep stakeholders and the community informed as the project progresses. The timing of construction has not yet been confirmed.

Video gallery

Drive-through animation of the Pacific Highway through Wyong, northbound.

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