New section of Pacific Highway at Lisarow opens

1 September 2021

Work is progressing well on the duplication of the Pacific Highway at Lisarow with traffic shifted onto a new section of road between The Ridgeway and Parsons Road.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government is investing $178 million to duplicate 1.6 kilometres of the highway between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road to help improve traffic flow, travel times and safety.

“Providing two lanes in each direction on this section of the Pacific Highway will deliver more efficient journeys for the 30,000 motorists who use this section of road each day,” Mr Toole said.

“This project has been under way for about two and a half years and has so far provided work for about 1,000 people, including more than 150 different suppliers and contractors, putting money into the local economy which is vital in these difficult times.

“It’s great that crews have been able to power ahead with delivering this project with COVID-safe measures in place because it will be a game changer for locals, for freight and for tourists.”

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said moving traffic onto the new section of road would allow the new northbound lanes to be built between Parsons Road and The Ridgeway.

“The team are now working on the next section of road which includes the intersection of Pacific Highway and The Ridgeway,” Mr Crouch said.

“Work is also progressing well on the new rail bridge at Lisarow which forms an integral part of this $178 million duplication project, and I can confirm that traffic is expected to travel over the first two completed lanes by the end of 2021.”

Work to demolish the old bridge and build the final two lanes on the new bridge is expected to start early next year, with the project due for completion in 2023. For more information, go to: nswroads.work/lisarow.

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