Lights are on at Mingara intersection
Friday 8 December 2018
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC said the new traffic lights at the Mingara Drive, Tumbi Creek and Wyong roads intersection are now switched on, improving traffic flow and safety for motorists as part of the $35 million Wyong Road intersection upgrades.
“This is fantastic news for Central Coast motorists who will now be able to enjoy a safer journey through this busy intersection,” Mr MacDonald said.
“By replacing the existing roundabouts with traffic lights, traffic flow and safety will be improved for the 48,000 vehicles which use this section of Wyong Road each day.”
Mr MacDonald said crews have been working hard to deliver this project since January last year and traffic lights at the Tumbi Road intersection started operating earlier this year.
“As a main thoroughfare for many local residents, this much needed upgrade will help the daily lives of our community. We thank the State Government for their continued support for the Central Coast” Central Coast Councillor Jilly Pilon said.
“Finishing work is now taking place at the Mingara Drive intersection and once complete, the upgrade will provide improved access to Mingara Drive and Tumbi Creek Road as well as improve traffic flow on Wyong Road” Mr MacDonald said.
“It was a great achievement given the work had to be staged so motorists could still use the intersection while the lights were being installed”.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
“Central Coast residents are now benefitting from improved roads with work recently completed on the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection upgrade at Tuggerah.”
Work to complete the intersection upgrade will continue next week, with up to five shifts taking place between 6pm and 5am Monday to Friday, weather permitting.
“Work involves asphalting, road marking and fencing work and motorists are asked to follow the direction of traffic control and reduce speed limits”.
“The community is thanked for its patience and will continue to be updated as the project progresses.”
To keep up to date and for more information about the upgrades visit the Roads and Maritime web site.
View the original media release.