Mayor Cr Jane Smith has joined the campaign to replace the level crossing at Rawson Rd and is proposing to ask the NSW Government to fund a business case for a new underpass.
When Cr Smith takes her motion to the September 24 Council meeting, it will be her first notice of motion since being elected a year ago. She will move that “Council make representation to the State Government in order to secure funding for the development of a business case for the construction of a new railway underpass at Woy Woy so as to remove the Rawson Rd level crossing”. “Rawson Rd in Woy Woy experiences high daily traffic volumes and has pedestrians and cyclists passing through the level crossing regularly,” Cr Smith’s motion said.
“This road is the main arterial link to and from Woy Woy Rd. “The level crossing also provides an important east-west connection to adjoining suburbs on the west side of the rail line. “Benefits of the program include removing significant risk to the railway corridor; improving emergency evacuation routes during natural disaster events; improving vehicle access to Woy Woy and southern beach areas; reducing commuter travel times; reduced traffic congestion and delay.”
SOURCE: Central Coast Council agenda 7.5, 24 Sep 2019