Work on M1 upgrades continues

Construction of a third northbound lane as part of the M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade between Tuggerah and Doyalson will begin at the end of January 2018.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, Paul Fletcher, said more than 70,000 motorists who use this section of motorway each day would benefit from improved traffic flow and road safety once the project was completed.

“The project is one of three M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrades worth $391.6 million, jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales Governments to provide a better and more reliable M1,” Mr Fletcher said.

“We are rebuilding a nine-kilometre section of the motorway between Wyong River and the Doyalson interchange to improve the road surface, as well as providing safety and capacity improvements to key motorway interchanges at Warnervale and Doyalson.”

New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, said work was progressing well on the 12km upgrade, which involved widening the motorway to provide three lanes in each direction between Wyong Road at Tuggerah and Doyalson Link Road.

“The upgrades will benefit all motorists by increasing traffic capacity along the motorway which means less congestion and better travel times for motorists, improved road safety and a smoother road surface,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Work involves separating the two existing northbound lanes for 800m from around two kilometres north of the Tuggerah interchange to just after the Alison Road overpass. The full Tuggerah to Doyalson upgrade is expected to be completed in 2020, weather permitting.” 

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