Wyong Road intersection upgrades at Tumbi Road and Mingara Drive

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading two Wyong Road intersections at Mingara Drive and Tumbi Road. The upgrades involve replacing the existing roundabouts with traffic lights to improve traffic flow and safety, while catering for future traffic growth.

Updates and announcements

Night work

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out further night work to make changes to the current traffic arrangements as part of the of the Wyong Road upgrade at Tumbi Umbi.

The night work will be carried out over ten shifts during September. Working hours will be between 6pm and 5am. The dates of work are, weather permitting:

  • Sunday 3 September to Thursday 7 September
  • Sunday 24 September to Thursday 28 September

The work will involve:

  • asphalting
  • saw cutting existing road
  • installing drainage lines and median work
  • carrying out underground services work for the traffic lights at Mingara Drive

We have included a map in the September community notification (PDF, 449Kb) to show the locations the night work will take place and the duration of the work at each location.

Traffic conditions

During night work there will be some temporary traffic changes to make sure the work zone is safe. Temporary lane closures during night work will be in place and may affect travel times.

Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

The temporary restricted right turn from Tumbi Road to Wyong Road will be reopened following this work.

Project background

Wyong Road is the major road linking the M1 Pacific Motorway with Wyong, Tuggerah, The Entrance and the surrounding coastal suburbs. The roundabouts at Mingara Drive and Tumbi Road are heavily congested during peak hours.

The upgrade will replace the existing roundabouts with traffic lights to improve traffic flow and safety for the 48,000 vehicles using this section of Wyong Road each day.

Benefits

Key benefits of the upgrade include:

  • Improved traffic flow on Wyong Road
  • Improved safety for all road users
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle network.

Key features

Key features of the Tumbi Road intersection upgrade include:

  • Double right turn lanes from Wyong Road into Tumbi Road
  • Double left turn lanes (westbound) from Tumbi Road into Wyong Road
  • Single right turn lane (eastbound) from Tumbi Road into Wyong Road
  • Provision for left in and left out traffic movements at Watson Avenue for eastbound traffic on Wyong Road
  • Provision for a signalised right turn traffic movement into Watson Avenue for westbound traffic on Wyong Road
  • Provision for a signalised right turn traffic movement (westbound) from Watson Avenue into Wyong Road for buses only.

Key features of the Mingara Drive intersection upgrade include:

  • Three lanes (westbound) on Wyong Road, with a left turn lane into Mingara Drive and a single right turn lane into Tumbi Creek Road
  • Single right turn lanes into both Mingara Drive and Tumbi Creek Road
  • Double left turn lanes (eastbound) out of Tumbi Creek Road
  • Removal of the existing pedestrian mid-block traffic lights west of Mingara Drive.

What happens next?

The upgrade is expected to be completed in 2018, weather permitting.

Project documents

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