Central Coast Highway upgrade - Carlton Road, Erina to Matcham Road, Erina Heights
The NSW Government has completed the upgrade of the Central Coast Highway between Carlton Road and Matcham Road, Erina Heights from one lane to two lanes in each direction. The project included major intersection improvements and upgraded facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
This project was opened to traffic in November 2012.
Features of the project include
- Widening the Central Coast Highway to two lanes in each direction separated by a median.
- Designating the road shoulder for buses or for parking near businesses where possible.
- Installing traffic lights at the intersections at Arundel Road, Serpentine Road and Matcham Road to improve safety and traffic efficiency.
- Restricting access at Erina Valley Road, Old Tuggerah Beach Road and properties fronting the highway to left in and left out turns only, to improve safety.
- Locating a shared pedestrian and off-road cycle path along the southbound verge.
- Providing dedicated bus bays for safer access for patrons.
- Retaining the roundabout at Carlton Road to allow for U-turns.
Benefits of the project
The benefits of the project include:
- Improving safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
- Increasing capacity to improve traffic flow and reduce travel times and congestion.
- Improving access for public transport.
- Formalising parking arrangements.