Scenic Highway second stage upgrade underway

A view of the Scenic Highway which is undergoing upgrades to improve pedestrian safety

The second stage of the planned upgrade for the Scenic Highway at Terrigal commenced on Monday, April 10, following extensive community consultation.
Works were to include: embankment lowering, footpath construction and the introduction of a pedestrian refuge island.
Stage 2 is part of a comprehensive program of works designed to improve pedestrian and motorist movements.
Council’s Group Leader of Business, Assets and Infrastructure, Mr Mike Dowling, said the works would improve visibility and provide an improved pedestrian environment for people crossing the Scenic Highway.
“Following tree removal works carried out in Stage 1 in January, this next phase of works will dramatically increase sight distances around the location.
“The installation of a pedestrian refuge island and footpath will also help to enhance accessibility,” Mr. Dowling said.
“We were able to install new 50km per hour signage and pavement marking before Christmas, commencing our program of improvements and reinforcing appropriate speed limits to all drivers on this section of the Scenic Highway,” he said.
A review of the Scenic Highway from Charles Kay Dve to The Terrigal Esp has also been undertaken and Council is considering the recommendations, amidst wider traffic management planning.
Stage 2 is scheduled for completion in June 2017.

Media release, Apr 12, 2017
Central Coast Council media