Long Jetty traffic flow and efficiency improvements
The NSW Government is providing $2 million for improvements along The Entrance Road to alleviate traffic congestion and improve pedestrian connections and safety.
Updates and announcements
Work on stage 2 of the project will start on Sunday 2 June. We will be working between 6pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday and expect to complete the project by the end of June, weather permitting. Some work will also be carried out between 6am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. For more information please download the May 2019 project notification (PDF, 282Kb).
Work on stage 2 of the project will start on Sunday 2 June.
We will be working between 6pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday and expect to complete the project by the end of June, weather permitting. Some work will also be carried out between 6am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.
For more information please download the May 2019 project notification (PDF, 282Kb).
Roads and Maritime Services completed a traffic study along 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.
Objectives and priorities
As a result of the investigations, several improvements to The Entrance Road were identified as providing benefits to traffic efficiency.
The road improvements focus on addressing the key sources of traffic delay, in particular providing benefits for motorists during peak periods at pinch points with lower travel speeds. Travel times in non-peak periods are unlikely to change significantly. The identified improvements are shown in the October 2016 Project update.
Due to community feedback about access to the boat ramp we will no longer be removing the right hand turn into Tuggerah Parade.
The second stage of the project aims to ease traffic congestion between Graham Street and Stella Street, concentrating around the signalised intersections at Tuggerah Parade and Swadling Street.
- resurfacing the road to provide a smoother ride
- redesigning the northbound and southbound lanes at the Tuggerah Parade intersection to improve traffic flow through the traffic lights. Parking restrictions will be put in place between 6.30-9.30am and 3.30-6pm on weekdays, and 9.30am-12.30pm on Saturdays in the area shown in the map
- redesigning the southbound lanes at the Swadling Street intersection to improve traffic flow. Parking will be removed between Swadling Street and Oaks Street to improve efficiency through the signalised intersection
Work on some of the improvements has 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 also installed at the Swadling Street traffic lights to monitor and adjust traffic light phasing to help improve traffic flow for northbound traffic.
This work was completed in August 2018.
For further information contact:
- Phone: (02) 4908 7768
- Email: Katherine.Holzner@rms.nsw.gov.au
- Mail: Roads and Maritime Services
Locked Bag 2030
Newcastle NSW 2300