Traffic is flowing much more freely through Terrigal these days, with the completion of a $2.2M Central Coast Council project.
Council Director, Roads, Transport, Drainage and Waste, Boris Bolgoff, said average queue lengths on Terrigal Dr have been reduced by over 220 metres, saving motorists more than 12 minutes when travelling the 1.1km from Terrigal Dr to Terrigal Haven during peak hour.
“We’ve been monitoring traffic flow carefully and we’ve seen marked improvements,” Bolgoff said.
“When we compare data captured since completion of our project to 2016 data, queue lengths and travel times have been significantly reduced, and this is despite an increase in traffic volume over the last three years.
“The project has reduced traffic ‘looping’ and unregulated pedestrian activities by creating two-way routes on Campbell Cres, Church St and Kurrawyba Ave, and restricting right-hand turns to and from Terrigal Esp.
“The installation of parking sensors also allows locals and visitors to check on parking availability through the ParkSpot app.”
Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, said the community had been involved through every step of the project, which was fully funded by the State Government.
“The traffic flow improvement has exceeded the expectations of locals, business owners and visitors, and is a vital step in making Terrigal more accessible,” Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said.
Key project features include: new/modified pedestrian crossings throughout the CBD; traffic control signals at Terrigal Esp and Campbell Cres intersection; mid-block pedestrian traffic control signals on Terrigal Esp; no right turn from Campbell Cres into Terrigal Esp; no right turn from Terrigal Esp into Kurrawyba Ave; two-way traffic on Campbell Cres, Church St and Kurrawyba Ave; mountable roundabout at Church St, Pine Tree La and Kurrawyba Ave intersection; modified kerb and guttering and new road pavement; and, parking sensors.
Media release, Jul 22
Central Coast Council