Terrigal Drive - Chetwynd Road and Duffys Road future upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is planning a future upgrade of Terrigal Drive between Chetwynd Road and Duffys Road to improve traffic flow and safety.

Updates and announcements

The community comment period for the proposed future upgrade of Terrigal Drive between Chetwynd Road, Erina and Duffys Road, Terrigal closed on Friday 10 June 2016. Feedback received will be considered in developing the design.

More information about the proposed design is available in the May 2016 Community Update (PDF, 5.72Mb).

Project background

Terrigal Drive connects the retail and commercial centres at the Central Coast Highway at Erina, with tourist and residential centres around the beach suburbs of Terrigal, Wamberal and North Avoca.

The 3.3 kilometre section of road between Chetwynd Road and Duffys Road is used by around 25,000 vehicles a day. During peak travel times motorists experience congestion and slow travel times along Terrigal Drive.

A future upgrade would cater for existing and forecasted future traffic volumes. Traffic volumes along Terrigal Drive are set to increase as a result of residential and commercial growth in the area.

The upgrade would complement the Terrigal Drive upgrade between Charles Kay Drive and Brunswick Road, completed early 2016.

Key features

The proposal would investigate:

  • Widening the road to provide two lanes in each direction, separated by a central median. The upgrade will tie in with the recently completed Charles Kay Drive intersection upgrade
  • Installing traffic lights at major intersections including Chetwynd Road, Jessie Hurley Drive and Serpentine Road
  • Upgrading Mobbs Road and Duffys Road intersections, which may include traffic lights or roundabout upgrades; determined through community feedback, further design and planning
  • Improving access to Terrigal Drive and side streets through dedicated turning lanes and by upgrading local service roads
  • Providing pedestrian and cyclist facilities to connect to current locations along Terrigal Drive and side streets
  • Improving drainage and urban amenity
  • Improved public transport facilities including the provision of indented bus bays.

Project benefits

Key benefits of a future upgrade would include:

  • Improved traffic flow and travel times for motorists
  • Reduce motorists detours through local streets to avoid congestion
  • Improved pedestrian and cyclist access
  • Improve access to public transport and urban amenity
  • Improved safety for all road users.

Community engagement

The community comment period for the proposed future upgrade of Terrigal Drive between Chetwynd Road, Erina and Duffys Road, Terrigal closed on Friday 10 June 2016. Feedback received will be considered in developing the design.

Roads and Maritime is committed to working with stakeholders and the community during the planning process. More information about the project will be provided as the project progresses.

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