Wyong Road intersection upgrades at Tumbi Road and Mingara Drive

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

Updates and announcements

The upgraded Mingara Drive and Tumbi Road intersections opened to traffic in January 2018, ahead of schedule.

Roads and Maritime Services wishes to thank the community, nearby residents and motorists for their patience and support during the 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 have been heavily congested during peak hours.

The existing roundabouts were replaced 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.

 

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