$7 million Ettalong intersection upgrade begins

6 July 2020

Today marks the start of work to upgrade the Maitland Bay Drive and Picnic Parade intersection at Ettalong.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the NSW Government has invested $7 million to replace the existing intersection with a roundabout.

“The upgrade includes installing a new raised concrete roundabout, concrete medians, new shared pathways, a pedestrian refuge and on-road cycle lanes,” Mr Crouch said.

“There are 19,000 motorists who travel through this intersection each day, which serves as the main link between the Peninsula, and suburbs to the north of the Rip Bridge like Empire Bay and Kincumber.

"This upgrade is absolutely necessary for this busy intersection, and when completed will massively ease congestion and improve access in and out of Ettalong.”

Initial work started earlier this morning, and involves utility relocations, setting up a temporary site compound on Picnic Parade, vegetation removal and installation of signs, and erosion and sediment control measures. 

Work will be carried out on weekdays and some night shifts will be required. The community will be informed ahead of any night work. 

For more information, go to: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/maitland-bay-drive-picnic-parade-ettalong.

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