The Pacific Highway at Lisarow, NSW, has now been opened to two lanes in each direction, following a $178 million upgrade between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road.
“This is a huge win for motorists and the local community. This upgrade will improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for around 30,000 motorists using this 1.6-kilometre section of the highway each day,” said Member for The Entrance, David Mehan MP.
“We know traffic is an issue on this critical connecting route through the Central Coast and this is an important step in reducing congestion and improving safety.
“The project has also provided a welcome boost to the local economy, providing work for more than 1900 people, including more than 120 different suppliers and contractors.”
A key feature of state government funded upgrade is the new rail bridge across the main Sydney to Newcastle rail line.
“The new rail bridge, which includes new 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,” Mehan added.
“Other key features of the upgrade include two lanes in each direction on the Pacific Highway, new traffic lights at the Railway Crescent and Tuggerah Street (formerly Macdonalds Road) intersections with the Pacific Highway and the upgrade of the existing traffic lights at The Ridgeway.