Next section of Pacific Highway Ourimbah contracted

Pacific Highway route though Ourimbah. Image: RMS NSWPacific Highway route though Ourimbah. Image: RMS NSW

Stage 3B of the Pacific Highway upgrade is a step closer, with a construction contract awarded for the section between Ourimbah St and Parsons Rd, Lisarow.

The construction contract has been awarded to Daracon Contractors, with work on the upgrade due to start in early 2019. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Liberal National Government is investing $178m to upgrade this section of the highway, to improve journey times and safety by increasing road capacity from one to two lanes in both directions. “It is the next step in the upgrade of this vital transport corridor following the recent completion of the Ourimbah to Lisarow section of the Pacific Hwy,” MacDonald said.

“Like the recently completed section, this upgrade will improve traffic fl ow and travel times for around 30,000 motorists who travel on this 1.6km section of highway each day. “This upgrade will include a new four-lane bridge over the rail line, replacing the existing narrow bridge near Railway Cres, and will also feature new traffic lights at the Railway Cres and Tuggerah St intersection with the Pacific Hwy,” he added. Liberal candidate for The Entrance, Brian Perrem, said he was pleased to see the next stage of the Pacific Hwy upgrade progressing and that roads would be a key issue that he would be campaigning on.

“Over the next few months I’ll be outlining to the community my plan for road upgrades within the electorate, to ease congestion for motorists and accommodate future growth,” Perrem said. This upgrade will complete three of fi ve stages of planned work for the Pacific Hwy corridor on the Central Coast, with Stages 1, 2 and 3A already completed. Stage 3B will build upon the $70m Stage 3A project completed in October this year.

Source: Media release, Nov 19 Kit Hale, Office of Scot MacDonald MLC

Link to RMS project information web page.