285,000 Central Coast road users benefit as upgrades progress

5 February 2015

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams met with Chris Holstein Member for Gosford, candidate for Terrigal Adam Crouch, candidate for The Entrance Michael Sharpe and candidate for Wyong Sandra Kerr to view major road projects on track for completion across the Central Coast region.

Mr Williams said, “This year, thousands of road users will benefit from the $170 million Central Coast Highway intersection upgrade, which has been under way since November 2013.

Member for Gosford Chris Holstein said, “Traffic is already travelling on key sections of the Central Coast Highway with road users benefitting from safer conditions after sections opened early on the Brisbane Water Drive and Manns Road intersection at West Gosford.

Candidate for The Entrance Michael Sharpe said, “The NSW Government started early work late last year on three intersection upgrades along Wyong Road at Enterprise Drive, Mingara Drive and Tumbi Road to further improve traffic flow for daily commuters.”

Candidate for Wyong Sandra Kerr said, “The $23 million upgrade of Sparks Road is on track for completion in March with the intersection providing access to the proposed Warnervale town centre opened this month.

“Early work is under way this month to upgrade the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection at Tuggerah which is expected to improve travel times for the 55,000 motorists using it daily.

Candidate for Terrigal Adam Crouch said, “Work is also progressing on the $25 million Terrigal Drive intersection upgrade at Charles Kay Drive and Brunswick Road to improve traffic flow and road safety in that area.

Mr Williams said, “The NSW Government’s investment in road projects in the Central Coast region this financial year is about making life easier for the 285,000 residents living and commuting in the Central Coast area.

“Major projects already in planning include the M1 Pacific Motorway widening projects between Tuggerah and Doyalson and Kariong and Somersby interchanges and the Pacific Highway upgrades through Wyong town centre and between Narara and Lisarow.

“The Premier Mike Baird also announced last week the NSW Government will reserve $100 million to duplicate the Pacific Highway to two lanes in each direction from Ourimbah Street, Lisarow to Glen Road, Ourimbah. The upgrade will include intersection upgrades with pedestrian crossings at Ourimbah Street, Teralba Street and Walmsley Road and new bridge structures over Cut Rock Creek to accommodate two lanes in each direction, with construction to start in the next financial year.

“These investments in road projects will save travel time for motorists right across the Central Coast.”

For further information about road projects in the Central Coast visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au

Media contact: Ray Williams 0412 39 49 36

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