Work on the Central Coast Highway and Racecourse Road intersection upgrade is almost complete with the new turning lanes scheduled to open to traffic as early as next Monday, weather permitting.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government has provided $1 million this financial year to complete work on the project which will provide additional turning lanes at the intersection to improve traffic flow and safety for motorists.
“Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out the work and between 7pm and 5am this Sunday 10 September which will provide new line marking on the rebuilt road surface, marking the intersection layout for motorists,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Once the new lanes are open to traffic, motorists will be able to use the new left turn lane into Racecourse Road and the new left turn slip lane from Racecourse Road onto the Central Coast Highway towards Gosford.”
Mr MacDonald said to maximise the efficiency of the new intersection and increase capacity of the Central Coast Highway some changes will be made to parking restrictions between Racecourse Road and Batley Street.
“The bus lane on the highway will be replaced with a no stopping zone between Racecourse Road and Hely Street and the five hour parking east of Hely Street will be replaced with a section of no stopping and a section of timed no stopping during the morning peak,” Mr MacDonald said.
“With the new lanes open, motorists will benefit from the new intersection layout while the final work is completed on the project.
“Roads and Maritime expects to complete the project at the end of October, weather permitting.”
Work will continue to be carried out during the week between 7am and 6pm and on Saturdays between 8pm and 1pm. Night work will continue Sunday to Friday between 7pm and 5am.
A reduced 40km/h speed limit will be in place during working hours and motorists are asked to keep to speed limits and follow the direction of signage and traffic controllers.
For more information on this project visit the Roads and Maritime website at rms.nsw.gov.au.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
Scot MacDonald | 0408 450 032