What has happened so far?
Stage 1 is now nearing completion with all lanes opened to traffic in November 2012. The remaining work to complete this stage includes property adjustments and landscaping.
Stage 2 is currently under construction and is due for completion in the third quarter of 2013.
The adjoining sections of the Central Coast Highway to the south (Terrigal Drive to Carlton Road) and to the north (Ocean View Drive to Tumbi Road) have previously been widened to four lanes.
The Central Coast Highway upgrade has been developed and is being delivered in a way that is both ecologically sensitive and achieves the best overall outcome for the whole community.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) recognises the importance of addressing environmental, social, engineering and cost factors while continuing to provide for future transport needs.
RMS holds environment protection licences (EPLs) for this project and the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) introduced a requirement for holders of this licence to make pollution monitoring data publicly available (EPL data available here).