Road safety gets green light Gorokan
17 May 2021
Upgrades to the Wallarah Road and Hay Street intersection at Gorokan starting today, aiming to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the NSW Government was investing $600,000 through the Safer Roads program.
“The upgrade involves the installation of a traffic light-controlled pedestrian crossing on Hay Street, resurfacing of the road, and construction of new concrete kerb ramps on Hay Street,” Mr Crouch said.
“This is a busy stretch of Wallarah Road with people accessing shops and businesses, and these improvements will help people get to where they’re going more safely.
“More than 25,000 motorists travel on Wallarah Road each day and these changes will reduce the risk of crashes and prevent serious injuries at this busy intersection.
“On top of delivering safer journeys for motorists and pedestrians, the project will also generate work for 30 local workers and contractors, providing a much-needed boost to the local economy as we continue to recover from COVID-19.”
Work on the project will start today, will be carried out from 7am to 5pm on weekdays, and is expected to take six weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Access to and from Hay Street from Wallarah Road will be closed for up to two weeks during the project, with a detour in place via Dudley Street and Manuka Parade.
To reduce impact to motorists, some work will be carried out overnight from 7pm to 5am from Sundays to Thursdays.
A 40km/h reduced speed limit and intermittent lane closures will be in place during work hours for the safety of motorists and workers. Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, follow the direction of signs and traffic control.