Roadworks get underway in Wyee

Date posted: 14 June 2019

The next stage of roadworks to improve safety along a busy stretch of road at Wyee is now underway with Lake Macquarie City Council starting works on-site this week.

The roadworks, along a 1.6km stretch of Wyee Road, include widening the road, the extension of four culverts, line marking, installation of guardrails and other associated infrastructure.

Council’s Asset Manager Helen Plummer said Wyee Road is a busy route and is in need of a makeover to deliver a smoother and safer driving experience.

“Over the past two years, a series of improvement works have been completed to different sections along Wyee and Ruttleys roads Wyee, and this is the next stage in the works to provide an improved experience for all road users,” Ms Plummer said.

“With more than 25,000 vehicles travelling along Wyee Road daily, it is one of the busier roads in the City.”

There will be changes to traffic conditions during the work but we will minimise disruptions to the community wherever possible. Motorists are encouraged to slow down and adhere to speed reductions and signage in place.

Works are expected to be complete by late 2019, weather permitting.

“We would like to thank the community for their ongoing patience throughout these construction works,” Ms Plummer said.

Council is poised to spend more than $37.5 million on road works and traffic improvements in 2019-2020, with $4 million allocated to the Wyee Road upgrades.

This project is jointly funded by the NSW State Government and Lake Macquarie City Council.

Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 14 June 2019