Intersection design coming in March 2022

The upgrade of the roundabout at the intersection of Ocean Beach Road and Rawson Road, Woy Woy is a step closer according to Central Coast Council.

In a statement responding to questions about the intersection from PP, Council said it remained committed to improving roads and traffic flow for the community and is one step closer to upgrading the roundabout at the intersection.

“The project is fully funded by the Australian Government under the $86.5 million Central Coast Roads Package, which forms part of the Urban Congestion Fund,” the statement from Central Coast Council said.

“The upgrade of the existing single-lane roundabout will ease traffic congestion at this busy regional road intersection, reduce flooding risks and improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians – as well as reduce Council’s ongoing maintenance costs,” it said.

“This much-needed upgrade will meet the demands of the current and growing population of the Coast’s Peninsula.   

“The intersection is the main entry to the Peninsula and coastal suburbs for commuters coming from the M1 Motorway, and the existing roundabout is inadequate for current traffic volumes with commuters often experiencing significant traffic delays during peak periods.

“The Ocean Beach Road and Rawson Road Intersection upgrade will reduce travel time and improve traffic performance to meet current and future demands.

“Council has already commenced preliminary planning investigations for this project including surveying, services locating, traffic surveys and initial traffic modelling.

“A concept design is currently being prepared for further consultation with stakeholders and is expected to be fully complete in March 2022 with a detailed design expected to be completed in July 2022.

“Once all investigations are complete Council will be in a position to provide more details around the timing of this project’s progression.

“Council will continue to liaise with stakeholders as the project progresses, and continue to keep the community up-to-date with key milestones.”

Media statement, July 27
Central Coast Council