New Signage for Scenic Highway

Work starts to improve safety

New Signage for Scenic Highway

New signage and road pavement line marking will be installed at Scenic Highway at Terrigal starting tonight (Wednesday 21 December).                       

The move is in response to concerns raised by residents who attended a public meeting on Monday 19 December. 

Four 50km an hour signs will be replaced with larger signs and five new signs will be installed from Terrigal Esplanade to Charles Kay Drive.  Six new 50km indicators will also be printed on the road surface itself. 

This signage is to make it very clear to drivers the speed limit along this busy road is 50km an hour. 

Council is also currently getting additional information on the number of vehicles and  speeds along the road and will work with Police to reduce the incidences of speeding.  

Council is entering into discussion with Ausgrid to relocate a power pole and a number of trees just east of Bellevue Crescent to improve sight lines for drivers approaching this intersection with Scenic Highway.  

At the community meeting on Monday, Council unveiled plans to upgrade Scenic Highway at the intersection with Bellevue Crescent, including a pedestrian refuge, a footpath on both sides of Scenic Highway, removal of trees, lowering of an embankment, street lighting and parking restrictions. 

Community comment is now being sought on the plans which can be viewed at haveyoursaycentralcoast.nsw.gov.au.  Submissions will be received up until Friday 3 February 2017.

Robertson MP Lucy Wicks has welcomed the news after taking a road safety petition to Canberra earlier this year.

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