Central Coast Council has committed a further $1.75million to the final stage of works in the overall road upgrade project for Tumbi Creek Road at a total cost of $3.9million.


The final stage of the project is focused on the 600 metre section of Tumbi Creek Road from the Wyong Road intersection through to the Gregory Street roundabout and will provide traffic calming and improved access for motorists and pedestrians.


Council Acting Director Assets, Infrastructure and Business, Boris Bolgoff said the multifaceted project includes a drainage upgrade, kerb and guttering, a roundabout, two raised intersections, new road pavement, and a new footpath and shared path.


“This project will not only calm traffic but make it much easier for motorists to get into and out of businesses and homes on Tumbi Creek Road,” Mr Bolgoff said.


“The new 600 metre footpath on the western side of Tumbi Creek Road and the shared path on the eastern side will make the area safer and more appealing for pedestrians and cyclists.”


Mayor Jane Smith said the project would deliver significant benefits to motorists and pedestrians who use this busy Central Coast road.


“This major upgrade will make this section of Tumbi Creek Road safer and much easier to navigate,” Mayor Smith said.


“The new footpath and shared path will be most welcome to residents and visitors to the area.


“Our community want to see better roads, footpaths, bike paths and shared paths and we are committed to delivering this important infrastructure, which includes a vibrant active transport network.”


The project will be completed by late 2018, weather permitting.