Ewingsdale to Tyagarah Pacific Highway safety improvements
Roads and Maritime Services will be implementing safety improvement opportunities along this stretch of the Pacific Highway from Ewingsdale to Tyagarah to increase safety for road users and the local community.
Roads and Maritime Services recently undertook a road safety investigation which examined the number and type of crashes in this section between 2009 and 2014. We also considered the effect of the upcoming speed limit changes to the south as well as the predicted 10-year growth in traffic. As a result we’re proposing to make access changes on the Pacific Highway to make it safer for residents and road users.
In the short term, Roads and Maritime has identified changes to traffic access on this section of the highway that would improve safety for road users and the local community.
Longer-term, more changes to access along the Pacific Highway may be made through improvements to the local service road network, and include safer access for cyclists in the future.
The proposed changes to improve safety include:
- Closing the cross-over points on the Pacific Highway at Johnston Lane and Kennedys Lane
- Tyagarah Road cross-over to remain open. This can still be used as a turning and U-turn facility
- Most access onto the highway to become left-in and left-out only. This includes access from Johnston Lane, Kennedys Lane and all private driveways
- Close direct access to the highway at Grays Lane (access would remain by the Gulgan Road interchange)
- Access to local roads, properties and businesses on either side of the Pacific Highway will be via the Ewingsdale or Gulgan Road (south) interchanges, or by using the current Tyagarah Road cross-over
- The Woodford Lane access to highway will remain closed
- Modify line marking and install additional safety barriers.