MAY 2020Start of work
Work to install pedestrian refuges at two locations on the Central Coast Highway (The Entrance Road) started on 12 May.
To find out more please download the May 2020 project notification (PDF, 492Kb).
JAN 2020Have your say
We are currently inviting comment on the third stage of the project, which involves installing pedestrian refuges at two locations on the Central Coast Highway (The Entrance Road).More information
The refuges would be located between Toowoon Bay Road and Gordon Road and another between Gordon Road and Archbold Road.
To find out more please download the January 2020 project notification (PDF, 438Kb). Comments close on Friday 14 February.
A traffic study was carried out along Central Coast Highway (The Entrance Road) between Wyong Road and Oakland Avenue at Long Jetty to identify potential improvements.
The investigation considered a range of issues including crash history, traffic volumes, traffic growth and travel speeds. Traffic modelling was carried out to consider the impact, cost and feasibility of potential upgrade options.
As a result of the investigations, several improvements were identified.
The third stage of improvements on the Central Coast Highway is currently being delivered.
This third stage of the project involves installing pedestrian refuges at two locations on the Central Coast Highway (The Entrance Road). The refuges will be located near bus stops and help improve safety by allowing people to cross one lane of traffic at a time.
The refuges are being installed between Toowoon Bay Road and Gordon Road and another near Archbold Road.
Transport for NSW invited feedback on the proposal in January and after considering the responses from the community, the Archbold Road location has been shifted north to minimise impacts to parking for businesses and residents.
The proposed refuges would require some changes to parking on the highway, including a reduction of one parking space at each location. We have carefully considered the locations to minimise the impact to parking.
There would also be some restrictions to right turning movements into and out of some driveways due to the refuge installation.
In addition to the pedestrian improvements, work will also involve relocating seven power poles around Tuggerah Parade and Swadling Street. These power poles will be relocated further from the edge of the road to improve safety for motorists. Ausgrid will notify residents before this work takes place.
For more information, please download the May 2020 project notification (PDF, 492Kb).
Stage one and two of the project have been completed, including:
- reducing the crossing distance at the pedestrian traffic lights between Stella and Elsiemer streets and between Anzac and Archbold roads. Work involved upgrading the signals to provide flashing lights towards the end of the pedestrian crossing phase and improving the pram ramps and line marking
- a traffic monitoring camera was installed at the Swadling Street traffic lights to monitor and adjust traffic light phasing to help improve traffic flow for northbound traffic.
- redesignsing the northbound and southbound lanes at the Tuggerah Parade intersection to improve traffic flow through the traffic lights.
- redesigning the southbound lanes at the Swadling Street intersection to improve traffic flow
- resurfacing the road congestion between Graham Street and Stella Street to provide a smoother ride.
Phone: (02) 4908 7768
Mail: Transport for NSW Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300