Tuggerah residents will benefit from another major milestone achieved this month on the $84 million Pacific Highway and Wyong Road upgrade at Tuggerah.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC said the new traffic lights at the busy intersection have been switched on and once the upgrade is complete, traffic flow and safety will be improved for motorists.
“This is fantastic news for the Tuggerah community who will now be able to enjoy a safer journey through this major intersection,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Crews have been working hard to deliver this project since January last year and work is pushing ahead with new traffic lights now installed.
“Wyong Road is the major road which links Sydney to Wyong, Tuggerah, The Entrance and surrounding coastal suburbs via the Pacific Highway and Newcastle Freeway so it is essential this project is delivered for the community.”
Mr MacDonald said the former roundabout at the intersection was used by around 55,000 vehicles daily and had a history of crashes during heavily congested peak hours.
“By converting the existing roundabout to a traffic light intersection, motorist safety and traffic will improve.
“Once complete, the upgrade will provide three lanes in each direction on Wyong Road, three right turn lanes from the Pacific Highway to Wyong Road and dual left and right turn lanes from Wyong Road to the Pacific Highway.
“The community are thanked for their patience and will continue to be updated as the project progresses,” Mr MacDonald said.
For more information about the upgrade visit rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/central-coast/pacific-highway/wyong-road-intersection-upgrade/index.html
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