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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JUL 2020

JUL 2020Work started

We will be working between 7am and 5pm on weekdays and 8am to 12pm on Saturday from Monday 6 July. Residents will be notified in advance of any night work required. The initial work on the project will involve utility locations, setting up a temporary site compound in Picnic Parade, vegetation removal, installing signs and erosion and sediment control measures.

Other work to be carried out will involve:

  • Building a new concrete roundabout and raised concrete medians at the intersection
  • Utility relocations including water and sewer
  • Installing new right and left turn into Kitchener Park carpark from Maitland Bay Drive
  • Installing a new shared pathway to connect to the existing footpath on the eastern side of Picnic Parade
  • Building a new pedestrian refuge on Picnic Parade.

Work is expected to take 12 months to complete, weather permitting.

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, Transport for NSW 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.

Project documents

 

Contact us

For more information about this project, please contact:

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

Phone: 1800 670 016

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