A $3.3 million upgrade to Kanangra Drive, Gwandalan will tomorrow be unveiled by Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter & Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Regional General Manager, Anna Zycki.
The project was recently completed by the former Wyong Shire Council and RMS, to improve the road, which provides the only access from the Pacific Highway in and out of Gwandalan and Summerland Point.
“The former Wyong Council invested $1.4 million, along with funding of $1.84 million from the State Government’s NSW Safer Roads Program, to improve the safety of this very important road,” said Central Coast Council Director Infrastructure and Operations, Mr Greg McDonald, who will also be attending the official opening.
The upgrade works include widening of the Kanangra Drive lane width to 3.5 metres, provision of up to a two-metre sealed road shoulder, provision of two police enforcement bays, asphalt resurfacing of the road and installation of safety barriers, signs, guide posts, new line marking and reflective pavement markers to improve the safety of the road.
The need for the upgrade was identified after 33 crashes were recorded within the past five years to 31 December 2015, one of which resulted in one fatality.
“We understand that roads are one of the most important services our residents expect and rely upon,” Mr McDonald added.
“As a new Central Coast Council, in addition to works currently being carried out, we plan to invest more than $100 million throughout the 2016/17 financial year alone to ensure our Central Coast roads and drainage are well on the way to meeting the expectations of our community.”
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