Brisbane Water Drive Safety Improvements

Roads and Maritime Services is planning and delivering safety improvements on Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road, Point Clare.

Latest news

March 2019 - Feedback summary available

Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback in October 2018 on proposed safety improvements at the intersections of Takari Avenue, Penang Street and Lorraine Avenue with Brisbane Water Drive.. Following a review of the feedback received, Roads and Maritime has proceeded with this work without changes.

The project is part of a broader program of work addressing safety issues along this section of Brisbane Water Drive.

The March 2019 Feedback summary (PDF, 45.5Kb) is available.

A feedback summary is available in the March 2019 project update (PDF, 45.5Kb).

March 2019 - Work commences

Work has started on the upgrades at the intersections of Takari Avenue, Penang Street and Lorraine Avenue with Brisbane Water Drive. Work at Takari Avenue and Penang Street was completed in June 2019 and work is expected to be completed at Lorraine Avenue in August 2019, weather permitting.

More information is available in the March 2019 project notification (PDF, 100Kb).

Project information

Project background

Brisbane Water Drive is a State Road connecting the Central Coast Highway at West Gosford to Railway Street and Blackwall Road at Woy Woy. It is the primary link between Woy Woy and Gosford.

A route safety investigation was completed in 2016 along Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road at Point Clare.

Objectives

The route safety investigation was carried out to determine the safety performance of the route and identify road safety improvements and priorities along this section of Brisbane Water Drive.

Roads and Maritime identified priorities for improvement to this section of the road in the short, medium and long term to address safety deficiencies that were identified.

To see a list of the proposed safety improvements identified in the safety review, please view or download the November 2016 project notification.

The NSW Government has provided $600,000 this financial year for safety improvements on Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road.

Projects underway

Lorraine Avenue

Work on the Lorraine Avenue intersection started in March 2019 and is expected to be completed in August 2019, weather permitting. More information is available in the March 2019 project update.

Jirrah Avenue and Koolinda Avenue intersection

Feedback on the proposed installation of traffic lights at this intersection has closed. Feedback from the community is being considered as the design for this upgrade progresses.

Completed projects

Talinga Avenue

Safety improvements were completed near Talinga Avenue in early 2018. Work involved installing a low level concrete barrier to protect pedestrians when walking to the shopping centre and bus stop on the western side of Brisbane Water Drive.

Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue

Installed right turn bays on Brisbane Water Drive to assist motorists turning into Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue were installed in mid-2018.

Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue

Safety improvements were completed on Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue in mid-2018. Work involved installing dedicated right turn bays on Brisbane Water Drive to assist motorists turning into Sunshine Drive and Sunnyside Avenue.

Takari Avenue

Safety improvements were completed on Takari Avenue in mid-2019. Work involved installing a dedicated right turn bay into Takari Avenue from Brisbane Water Drive.

Penang Street

The right turn out of Penang Street has been banned and vegetation clearing along Brisbane Water Drive to improve sight distance has been completed. Work to upgrade the intersection, including widening the road shoulder on Brisbane Water Drive was completed in June 2019. More information is available in the March 2019 project notification.

Potential future projects

Investigating options for a proposed pedestrian footpath between Collard Road and Jirrah Avenue, including options for either side of the road.

Community engagement

We will continue to work with the community and other key stakeholders as planning continues.

The community will be invited to comment further on individual projects when funding is available and designs have been developed.

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