Upgrade work is underway at the intersection of Terrigal Dr and Serpentine Rd to improve safety for motorists and reduce the risk of crashes, with work expected to be finished in time for the holiday period.
Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the NSW Government was investing $750,000 under the Safer Roads Program for the project.
“More than 20,000 motorists travel through this intersection every day,” Crouch said.
“This project is one of my election commitments and I am delighted that the upgrade works will get underway before the busy holiday season begins.
“The intersection has a long history of incidents and these safety upgrades will make a real difference to road users.”
In the five years to June, 2018, there were eight crashes at the location, four of which resulted in injury.
Upgrade works will include: removing the existing median on Terrigal Dr and replacing it with 230 metres of raised concrete barrier kerb; painting two arrows on the westbound lane of Terrigal Dr to direct traffic; road resurfacing; and, extending the bollards to prevent unauthorised access to the eastern entrance of the service lane.
They will be carried out between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday and are expected to be completed in six weeks.
Traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place.
Media release, Oct 25
Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch