A review of environmental factors was displayed from December 2008 to February 2009. Community feedback has improved the project's design. For example Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) modified designs for the Willoughby Road intersection following community feedback in 2009. The upgraded T-intersection will be controlled by traffic lights so that pedestrians can cross the Central Coast Highway more safely, with all turn movements permitted.
Features of the project
- Widening the Central Coast Highway to two lanes in each direction separated by a median.
- Retaining and improving the roundabout at Ocean View Drive.
- Building a new roundabout at Old Gosford Road and Okanagan Close to provide access to the highway, improve traffic flow and enable U-turns.
- Providing a right turn in, and left turn in and out at Brush Road.
- Installing new traffic lights at Willoughby Road to allow all turn movements.
- Restricting Brooks Hill Lane, High Valley Close and Ghersi Avenue access to left-in left out turns only to improve road safety.
- Extending three new service roads to combine existing private accesses fronting the highway.
- Building a shared pedestrian and off-road cycle path located alongside the southbound lanes, with a dedicated footpath located alongside the northbound lanes.
- Providing dedicated bus bays for safer access for patrons.
- Provide traffic calming measures on Old Gosford Road in conjunction with Gosford City Council
Benefits of the project
- Improved safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
- Increased capacity to improve traffic flow and reduce travel times and congestion.
- Improved access for public transport.
- Formalised parking arrangements.