West Gosford to Narara – Manns Road between Stockyard Place, West Gosford and Narara Creek Road, Narara

Roads and Maritime Services is planning a future upgrade of Manns Road between Stockyard Place, West Gosford and Narara Creek Road, Narara to improve traffic flow and safety.

Aerial photo showing the proposed future updated corridor. The corridor is described in detail in the May 2016 community update document.
Proposed future upgrade corridor shown in blue.

Updates and announcements

The public display has now closed for the Review of Environmental Factors and concept designs for the proposed intersection and approach upgrades at the intersection of Manns Road and Narara Creek Road, Narara, and the southbound approach to Stockyard Place intersection on Manns Road, West Gosford.

Thank you to the community members who took time to consider our proposal and provided feedback.

We will now prepare a submissions report, which includes feedback received from the community and our responses.

The community will be informed when the report is published later in the year.

Project background

Manns Road is part of the north-south Gosford Bypass, a major transport route for local businesses and residents. Manns Road connects the Central Coast Highway to the industrial area of West Gosford and Pacific Highway at Narara.

Roads and Maritime Services is planning for the future upgrade of the 3 kilometre section of road to improve traffic flow and safety. This section links the completed upgrade of Manns Road at the Central Coast Highway and planned upgrade work on Manns Road at Narara. During peak travel times motorists experience congestion and queuing along Manns Road.

The section of Manns Road proposed for future upgrade has a history of crashes mainly near intersections and driveways. West Gosford is undergoing light industrial and commercial redevelopment and traffic volumes are forecast to increase to about 39,000 vehicles per day by 2039.

The NSW Government has provided $2.2 million in 2018/19 to continue to plan for the future upgrade of Manns Road between Stockyard Place, West Gosford and Narara Creek Road, Narara.

The full proposal includes widening the road to provide two lanes in each direction, installing a central median and traffic lights at some locations. The existing bridge over the creek near the intersection of Manns Road and Nells Road is also proposed to be replaced. In recognition of the complexity and size of this proposal, Roads and Maritime has decided to develop the proposal in stages.

The upgrade forms part of ongoing planning and upgrading of Manns Road and the Pacific Highway and would complement the recently completed Central Coast Highway, Brisbane Water Drive and Manns Road intersection upgrade.

Property owners can find out more about how Roads and Maritime manages property impacts by visiting the property page.

Key features

The proposal would investigate:

  • Widening the road to provide two lanes in each direction, separated by a central median
  • Replacing the narrow bridge near Nells Road
  • Installing traffic lights where required to improve access to major connecting roads
  • Restricting access to some minor roads
  • Providing pedestrian and cyclist facilities
  • Improvements to drainage.

Project benefits

Key benefits of a future upgrade would include:

  • Improved traffic flow and travel times for motorists
  • Improved access to major connecting roads
  • Improved pedestrian and cyclist access
  • Improved safety for all road users.

What happens next?

We will continue to consult with the community and stakeholders as the project progresses.

 

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