Construction begins on Tumbi Road intersection

Motorists will soon benefit from safer and smoother journeys as major work begins to upgrade the Tumbi Road and Central Coast Highway intersection.

The Australian and New South Wales governments have fast tracked this $64 million upgrade to improve traffic flow and safety at one of the most congested intersections along this key coastal corridor.

The Australian Government is providing $51.2 million for the upgrade and the NSW Government is contributing $12.8 million.

This project is one component of the 3.8 kilometre Central Coast Highway upgrade between Wamberal and Bateau Bay, which includes:

  • replacing the existing intersection roundabout with traffic lights
  • widening the Central Coast Highway north of the intersection to two lanes in each direction, and
  • providing new and upgraded footpaths and shared paths.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-2027, weather permitting.

More information is available at:

Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“The Australian Government is committed to working with the NSW Government to ensure all road users have the safest and smoothest journeys on the road network.

“The intersection upgrade will reduce delays and improve traffic flow, as well as improve journey and reliability for motorists who travel along this key route.

“It’s an exciting next step as we continue to build the infrastructure that communities in regional NSW deserve”.

Quotes attributable to NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway:

“The NSW Government is building the infrastructure that matters to secure a brighter future for NSW families, communities and industry.

“About 26,500 motorists use this section of the highway daily and we are getting on with the job of improving the way people commute and connect along the coast.

“By widening the highway to two lanes in both directions, the upgrade will ensure the Central Coast Highway is prepared for future growth as we keep our state moving forward.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Dobell Emma McBride:

“Thousands of Coasties use the Central Coast Highway each and every day, it is critical infrastructure for our community.

“The Central Coast is a rapidly growing region, and this funding will make sure our community spends less time on the roads and more time with their families.”

Quotes attributable to NSW Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch:

“This is a fantastic milestone for everyone who travels around the Central Coast and I’m excited we are able to get on with delivering improvements on the roads we use every single day.

“This upgrade will reduce delays, queuing and improve traffic flow at the intersection, provide more reliable public transport amenities and access, and improve local walking and cycling connections.

“The NSW Government is committed towards keeping our state moving forward through important infrastructure projects like this, which also boosts local workforce employment opportunities right across our region.”

“Preparation work will has already started and includes survey, vegetation management, utilities investigations, minor earthworks, new line marking, installing temporary pavement, drainage and placement of barriers.”