Works on track at Kincumber roundabout
4 December 2018
Work is progressing on the Empire Bay Drive and The Scenic Road intersection upgrade at Kincumber, with key milestones reached since construction commenced in July.
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the NSW Government is upgrading the intersection to reduce congestion and improve safety for the 25,000 motorists who use it each day.
“Thanks to our strong Budget position, and following extensive planning and community consultation, $6.5 million is being invested for construction in 2018/19,” Mr Crouch said.
“The project involves upgrading the existing roundabout from one lane to two lanes, new shared pathways and footpaths, road resurfacing and safety improvements at nearby intersections.
“The pedestrian-controlled traffic lights were switched on in September and are already improving safety, particularly for students walking to and from Kincumber Public School.
“RMS has now installed 150 metres of stormwater drainage and kerb and gutter and 420 square metres of concrete footpath along Empire Bay Drive, as well as 120 metres of stormwater pipeline on Cochrone Street.”
Mr Crouch said work has started on property adjustments along Empire Bay Drive.
“Property acquisitions are progressing through the relevant processes, which will allow the road to be widened to two lanes in each direction,” Mr Crouch said.
“Thanks to the recent traffic diversions, further drainage and kerb and gutter work between The Scenic Road and Kerta Road is also underway.”
No work will be carried out during the busy Christmas-New Year holiday period between Monday 24 December 2018 and Friday 4 January 2019, with work set to resume in early January.
For more information, go to: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/empirebaydrive.