WSP Australia have been awarded a contract to complete the 3.8-kilometre upgrade between Wamberal and Bateau Bay.
The Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the upgrade will greatly improve travel times and road safety for motorists.
“Widening the highway to two lanes in both directions between Wamberal and Bateau Bay will improve travel time and safety for the 26,500 motorists who use this stretch of road daily,” Toole said.
“The upgrade will also improve economic growth and productivity, particularly during busy holiday periods, and delivers on our commitment to build a safer, stronger regional New South Wales.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the upgrade concept will immediately improve community road infrastructure.
“Upgrading this 3.8-kilometre section of Central Coast Highway will be long and challenging, but it is incredibly important for local residents and we are not going to shy away from the hard work,” Crouch said.
The second stage of the concept design is expected to be open for community consultation next year, with locals being encouraged to provide feedback on the project.
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