Thursday, April 25, 2024

Safety first for MidCoast intersection

Roadworks are starting at Wingham Road and Youngs Road, as part of an important safety upgrade to the busy intersection and bus stop, MidCoast Council announced today.

Scheduled to start on Monday 7 February, works will upgrade the intersection, as well as relocate the school bus stop currently on Wingham Road to a more suitable spot on Youngs Road, Council said in a statement.

Travel lanes will also be widened, and a bus turn-around area will be added to Youngs Road.

“This upgrade is all about keeping our community safe, especially our children, while also providing a smoother and quieter driving experience,” said MidCoast Council’s Acting Manager, Projects and Engineering, Peter Gesling.

“The new intersection, wider lanes and bus stop location will make it easier for motorists and pedestrians alike to go about their day-to-day lives safely.”

The project spans from 350 metres west of Youngs Road to 1.47kms east of the intersection, and is funded jointly by MidCoast Council and the State Government under the $100-million Road Infrastructure Upgrade program.

Works are expected to continue until early July, weather permitting.

In further good news for Wingham drivers, work commenced this week on an upgrade to a 735 metre section of Tinonee Road immediately east of the Bight Bridge.

And a 12-month project to replace Cedar Party Bridge will commence in October 2022. This project is made possible thanks to a $19.5 million grant from the NSW Government.

For more information on the work being done across the MidCoast road network, visit midcoast.nsw.gov.au/roads 

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