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Have your say on a major intersection upgrade in Woy Woy

By Central Coast Council
Posted: 9 Dec 2021
Credit: Central Coast Council
The Central Coast community is invited to provide feedback on plans to upgrade the intersection at Ocean Beach and Rawson Road, Woy Woy.

The $32.56 million upgrade is one of 29 projects to be delivered by Central Coast Council through the Central Coast Roads Package. The $86.5 million package is 100 per cent funded by the Australian Government under its Urban Congestion Fund.

Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the project would help improve travel times and increase road and pedestrian safety.

"The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely," Minister Fletcher said.

"Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 182 packages of work nationwide. The total number of projects that are now completed or underway nationwide is 77. By the end of 2022, more than 80 per cent of all packages are expected to be completed or under construction.

"This is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia's economic recovery."

Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks MP, said community members should review the plans and have their say.

"We know how important roads upgrades are on the Peninsula and the Rawson Road and Ocean Beach intersection is a major problem during peak traffic times," Mrs Wicks said.

"Projects like this, which will improve traffic flow and safety at intersections that have become bottlenecks, are vital for a growing region such as the Central Coast."

Central Coast Council Director Infrastructure Services, Boris Bolgoff, said the plan was to replace the existing single-lane roundabout with a signalised intersection.

"This will include signalised pedestrian crossings across all four sides of the upgraded intersection," Mr Bolgoff said.

"Traffic delays in the area will improve immediately after completion of the project in 2026 - we estimate a 66 per cent improvement, with the average maximum vehicle queue length reduced by over 360 metres."

Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said an intersection upgrade at this busy location had been identified as necessary.

"Council is liaising directly with the owners of properties located adjacent to the intersection which may be impacted by the works, and I encourage all community members to have their say on this major upgrade," Mr Hart said.

The project is expected to start in mid-2024 and finish by mid-2026.

Community members can view plans and provide feedback by visiting here.

 
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