Wilfred Barrett Dve to have major safety improvements

Major safety improvements on Wilfred Barrett Dve, between Norah Head and The Entrance North, will cost $10.4m.
This notorious stretch of road has claimed seven lives in separate incidents over the past nine years and there have been many more near-misses.
Work will be undertaken over the next two years with $2m allocated in the 2019/20 budget, and $8.4m in the 2020/21 budget.
Central Coast MLC, Taylor Martin, representing the Roads Minister, Melinda Pavey, and Liberal Party candidate for The Entrance, Brian Perrem, announced the major funding in late January.
Safety improvements will include: $5m for installation of a wire rope barrier on the roadside and median strip north of Wyuna Ave for about 4km; $4.9m for installation of a wire rope barrier on the median strip; guard rail on the roadside; a painted rumble bar centre line for about 3km at Pelican Beach Rd; $355,857 to provide turning lanes, a roadside barrier and improved lighting at The Entrance North; and, $150,000 for cyclist and intersection improvements at Denison and Oleander Sts, Norah Head.

Source:
Media release, Jan 30
Central Coast MLC, Taylor Martin
Interview, Feb 1
Sue Murray, Journalist

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