Tender awarded to upgrade Pacific Highway between Lisarow and Ourimbah

17 February 2016

A major upgrade of the Pacific Highway will soon be under way between Ourimbah Street at Lisarow and Glen Road at Ourimbah with the major building tender awarded to Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd today.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government has committed $70 million with $10 million provided this financial year to build the upgrade which involves widening the highway to provide two lanes in each direction.

“The upgrade is expected to improve safety, traffic flow and travel times for the 29,000 motorists using this 1.6 kilometre section of the highway each day,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd will carry out the work which involves installing new traffic lights with pedestrian crossing facilities at the Ourimbah Street, Teralba Street and Walmsley Road intersections.”

“The upgrade also includes providing a shared pedestrian and cycle path on the western side of the highway and new bridges across Cut Rock Creek,” Mr MacDonald said.

Mr MacDonald said the upgrade is part of a broader strategy to upgrade the Pacific Highway on the Central Coast between Narara and Ourimbah which connects the growing urban, commercial and industrial precincts in the Gosford and Wyong local government area.

“Work on the upgrade is expected to start in March 2016 and be completed in late 2018, weather permitting,” Mr MacDonald said.

To view or download the submissions report, review of environmental factors and more project information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

Media: Scot MacDonald MLC, 02 9230 2393

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