Upgrades to four traffic choke points in Woy Woy and Blackwall are a step closer today, with the release of the Community Consultation Summary Report.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the NSW Government was providing up to $19 million to upgrade intersections along Blackwall Road at McMasters Road, Allfield and Farnell Roads, and the intersection of Memorial Avenue, Barrenjoey Road and Maitland Bay Drive.
“Upgrading each of these choke points will make a big difference to drivers travelling between Woy Woy, Ettalong and suburbs on the eastern side of the Rip Bridge like Empire Bay and Kincumber,” Mr Crouch said.
“More than 18,000 motorists use these roads each day. The proposed upgrades will improve travel times and safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.
“Earlier this year, the NSW Government invited our community to provide feedback on early designs and received a total of 30 submissions from residents and stakeholders.
“I want to thank everyone who gave their feedback which has enabled us to move ahead with this project.”
Key points raised by the community included:
- Suggestions on the design of the traffic lights at Blackwall Road, Allfield Road and Farnell Road,
- Potential impacts on other local roads and access onto Blackwall Road, and
- The need for a raised pedestrian crossing on Blackwall Road just south of Victoria Road roundabout.
Transport for NSW will consider this feedback while developing the concept designs and carrying out the environmental assessment, both of which are expected to be available for community consultation in mid-2021.
To view the Community Consultation Summary Report, go to: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/blackwall-rd-and-memorial-ave-intersection-upgrades/index.html.