Work commenced on 12 month road project in Erina

A digital map of the Carlton Road improvements. Image: Google Maps / CC Council

Central Coast Council has started work on a $940,00 project to straighten and widen a section of Carlton Road, Erina in October.

Council Director, Roads and Transport, Drainage and Waste Boris Bolgoff said a 260 metre section from the intersection with Central Coast Hwy will be improved.

“This project is designed to increase the safety of a section of Carlton Rd, which forms part of a high-traffic link road and provides access to a school,” Bolgoff said.

“RMS crash data has recorded a number of crashes at this site, particularly at night and during wet weather.

“We will widen the road and smooth out the horizontal curves to increase the safety of motorists. 

“The realigned road will have new road pavement and we will construct kerb, guttering and batters and relocate some public utility services.

“We will also construct a shared pathway on the eastern side of Carlton Road to improve access for pedestrians, cyclists, parents with prams and community members using wheelchairs and other mobility aids.”

The project is proudly funded by the NSW Government through $792,000 from the Safer Roads fund and the remainder from Council.

Realignment of the road will require the removal of some trees in the direct vicinity. For each tree removed, a minimum of two trees will be replanted. 

Mayor Lisa Matthews said Council is committed to investing in upgrading roads and improving safety across the Coast.

“Many community members use Carlton Road on a regular basis and this realignment project will be welcome news,” Mayor Matthews said.

“This is another great example of Council working with the State Government to improve service delivery and infrastructure on the Coast.” 

The project will require one lane of Carlton Road to be closed during construction, with a one-way detour route in place for motorists travelling south.

Traffic will not be able to turn left onto Carlton Road from Central Coast Highway and will need to use a detour via Matcham Road to head north.

Construction will start on 2 October 2019 and will take approximately 12 months to complete, weather and circumstances permitting. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during this important project.

Source: Central Coast Council Media Release September 30, 2019.

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