Work starts on Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection upgrade at Tuggerah
Friday, 10 October 2014
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay turned the first sod for early work to upgrade the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection at Tuggerah.
The NSW Government provided $5 million this year to complete planning and start work at this location.
“We will replace the existing roundabout with traffic lights this will make it safer, reduce the risk of crashes and reduce congestion for the 55,000 motorists using it daily,” Minister Gay said.
“Work includes installing dual left and right turn lanes on Wyong Road for traffic turning on to the Pacific Highway and widening the road from two to three lanes in each direction on Wyong Road.
“As part of major building work, which starts next year, a new bridge will be built beside the existing railway over bridge to accommodate eastbound traffic and the pedestrian underpass on Wyong Road will be extended.
“The entire project is expected to be completed in 2018, weather permitting,” Minister Gay said.
Minister Gay said this was yet another example of the NSW Government delivering vital infrastructure right across the Central Coast.
“After years of neglect, the NSW Government is determined to deliver infrastructure for the local communities and businesses on the Central Coast,” Minister Gay said.
“The upgrade to the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection is just one of the many road infrastructure projects this government is delivering.
“Work is well underway on stage two of the $170 million Central Coast Highway intersection upgrade with traffic already using the first section of the bridge.
“Meanwhile, the $23 million upgrade to Sparks Road is on track to be completed by June 2015.
“As part of this upgrade the new Warnervale town centre intersection is scheduled for completion in February 2015.”
Media: Siobhan McCarthy 0407 791 802
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