The intersection of Maitland Bay Drive and Picnic Parade at Ettalong.

Maitland Bay Drive and Picnic Parade, Ettalong Beach intersection upgrade

The NSW Government is investing $7 million to upgrade the Maitland Bay Drive and Picnic Parade intersection at Ettalong Beach. The project aims to reduce congestion, improve access into and out of Ettalong Beach and improve traffic flow for the 19,000 motorists travelling through this intersection each day.

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NOV 2019

NOV 2019Public display closed

The public display of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the proposed upgrade of Maitland Bay Drive and Picnic Parade intersection at Ettalong Beach has now closed.

We are preparing a submissions report, which includes feedback received from the community and our responses.

The community will be informed when the report is published early next year.

Project information

This section of Maitland Bay Drive is used by around 19,000 vehicles a day and the intersection provides links between Ettalong Beach, Woy Woy and the suburbs on the eastern side of the Rip Bridge including Daleys Point and St Huberts Island. 

The NSW Government is investing $7 million to upgrade the intersection to improve safety for road users and access into and out of Ettalong Beach.

In November 2018, Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback on the proposed strategic design and a total of 42 comments were received and a consultation summary report (PDF, 536Kb) covering all comments is available to view.

The proposal to upgrade the intersection includes:

  • Installing a raised concrete roundabout and raised concrete medians
  • New right and left turns into Kitchener Park carpark from Maitland Bay Drive, but left turn out only
  • On-road lanes for cyclists
  • New shared pathway to connect to the existing footpath on the eastern side of Picnic Parade
  • New pedestrian refuge on Picnic Parade
  • No disturbance to Blackwall Mountain or trees on northern side of Maitland Bay Drive.

We are preparing a submissions report, which includes feedback received and our responses. We expect to publish the report in early 2020.

Subject to approval, we expect to start upgrading the intersection in mid-2020 which would take up to 12 months to complete, weather permitting.

Project documents

 

Contact us

For more information about this project, please contact:

Email: Central.Coast.Office@rms.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 02 4394 6210

Mail: Vicky Lee, Roads and Maritime Services Central Coast Office, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle 2300 NSW.

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