New safety improvements to begin at Terrigal Drive
24 October 2019
Upgrade work will start this weekend at the intersection of Terrigal Drive and Serpentine Road to improve safety for motorists and reduce the risk of crashes.Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the NSW Government is investing $750,000 as part of the Safer Roads Program to improve safety.
“More than 20,000 motorists travel through this intersection every day,” Mr Crouch said.
“This project is one of my election commitments and I am delighted the upgrade works will get underway before the busy holiday season begins.
“The intersection of Terrigal Drive and Serpentine Road has a long history of incidents and these safety upgrades will make a real difference to road users.”
In the five years to June 2018, there were eight crashes at this location, four of which resulted in injury.
Work will involve:
- removing the existing median on Terrigal Drive and replacing it with 230 metres of raised concrete barrier kerb to prevent vehicles from crossing over to the wrong side of the road,
- painting two arrows on the westbound lane of Terrigal Drive to direct traffic, road resurfacing, and
- extending the bollards to prevent unauthorised access to the eastern entrance of the service lane
Work will begin on Sunday 27 October and will be carried out between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday, and is expected to be completed in six weeks, weather permitting.
Traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and road users. Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.