Roads and Maritime Services is planning an upgrade of the M1 Pacific Motorway (formerly the F3 Freeway) between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges to improve traffic flow and safety.
The proposed upgrade involves widening the motorway to provide three lanes in each direction, as well as rebuilding the roadway to provide a smoother and more durable surface. Stakeholders and the community are invited to comment on the proposed upgrade by 29 November 2013. Roads and Maritime
will consider this feedback in finalising the concept design.
The M1 Pacific Motorway is a critical link in the National Land Transport Network and is part of the Sydney to Brisbane corridor, which is one of the busiest transport corridors in Australia.
The 12 kilometre section between Wyong Road at Tuggerah and the Doyalson Link Road is currently two lanes in each direction and has the highest volume of traffic of the remaining four lane sections between Sydney and the end of the motorway at Beresfield. It is used by through traffic and traffic from north of Wyong accessing the Central Coast.
The proposed upgrade would cater for the expected increase in traffic forecast as a result of predicted growth in the Central Coast, Hunter Region and North Coast along with greater freight demand.
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