The completion of the Pacific Highway duplication at Lisarow is edging closer, with traffic moved onto a new intersection at Tuggerah Street.
Transport for NSW Regional Director North Anna Zycki said the NSW Government was investing $178 million to upgrade the highway between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road.
“We know traffic is an issue on this important connecting route through the Central Coast and this is an important step in busting that congestion,” Zycki said.
“The new intersection, including the installation of traffic signals, will improve safety for road users and ensure easier accessibility to the local road network, which is a huge win for the community and our freight industry.
“Once completed, the Pacific Highway duplication will improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for the 30,000 motorists who use this 1.6km section of the Pacific Highway each day.
“The project has also provided a welcome boost to the local economy, providing work for about 1400 people to date, including more than 150 different suppliers and contractors.”
Zycki said the new intersection realigned traffic connecting the Pacific Highway directly with Tuggerah Street via traffic signals.
“The project team is continuing work on the second bridge over the rail line, with safety barriers and screens recently installed,” Zycki said.
“Crews have already completed the first half of the new bridge while work is also continuing on the intersection upgrade and traffic lights at Railway Crescent, and we expect to have The Ridgeway intersection upgrade open early next year.”
The Tuggerah Street intersection traffic signals will be operating in a temporary configuration until the full duplication of the Pacific Highway is complete.
The project is expected to be complete with all four lanes of the new bridge open to traffic in late 2023, weather permitting.
For more information about the upgrade, visit nswroads.work/lisarow.