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

Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists of changed traffic conditions at the intersection of Wyong and Tumbi roads from Thursday 1 December.

The two left turn lanes from Tumbi Road onto Wyong Road will be switched onto a new section of road. The right turn from Tumbi Road onto Wyong Road will remain temporarily closed.

Motorists will continue to be directed to the roundabout at the intersection of Wyong Road, Mingara Drive and Tumbi Creek Road to perform u-turns as the right hand turn remains closed.

More information about the changed traffic conditions is available in the November 2016 community notification (PDF,356Kb).

Traffic changes at Tumbi Road and Wyong Road map
Traffic changes at Tumbi Road and Wyong Road

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.

Project objectives and features

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 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.

Next steps

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

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