Ryans Rd upgrade 'declared complete', but ...
The upgrade of Ryans Rd has been declared complete, but it could actually be another three years before it is finished.
The final section, near the corner with Ocean Beach Rd, is expected to be completed by the developer of the United Service Station as part of the conditions of consent.
According to the Gosford DA Tracker, a five-year deferred consent was issued on December 23, 2016 (DA50046/2016).
There is no construction certificate registered on the DA tracker as yet so it is unlikely that building will start soon.
The work on Ryans Rd will not occur until after the new service station is built to prevent the new road surface being damaged during construction.
Work by the Council is therefore unlikely to be undertaken before the expiration of development consent in December 2021.
Works that have been completed in Ryans Rd include full length footpath, kerb and gutter and 2/3 road resurfacing, according to Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks.
Ryans Rd in Umina and Davis St in Booker Bay were among several road upgrades on the Peninsula have been declared complete, according to Ms Wicks.
Mayor Cr Jane Smith said improving the road network was a key Council priority.
She said a partnership with the Federal Government had delivered improved traffic flow, better ride quality, street drainage and footpaths for the Peninsula.
"Buses, cars and pedestrians can now more easily manoeuvre the streets and will benefit from more regulated on-street parking, thanks to the provision of new kerbs and guttering," Cr Smith said.
Peninsula commuters travelling on Woy Woy Rd will also note the completion of works on the intersection of Langford Dr and Woy Woy Rd in Kariong.
Ms Wicks said: "Works included the construction of a roundabout and the realignment of nearby Dandaloo St to create a more cohesive access point for all incoming traffic.
"Nearby footpaths were also upgraded to direct people to refuge crossing points - improving public safety and access across the busy Woy Woy Rd," Ms Wicks said.
Media release, 2 Aug 2018
Charlotte Bowcock, Office of Lucy Wicks MP
Jane Smith, Central Coast Council