Libs promise rail underpass
A Liberal Government would spend $45 million before 2015 to upgrade Woy Woy Rd, including a railway underpass.
NSW opposition leader Mr Barry O'Farrell and Liberal candidate for Gosford Cr Chris Holstein announced on Monday, February 28, that a Liberal Government would deliver $30 million towards the upgrade of Woy Woy Rd.
This commitment will be funded as part of the NSW Liberals and Nationals action plan to inject an extra $200 million into the roads capital works budget.
"Chris Holstein has fought tooth and nail to secure a commitment to deliver much needed upgrades to Woy Woy Rd to help ease congestion and improve road safety," Mr O'Farrell said.
"It is Chris' persistence that led to today's announcement that a NSW Liberals and Nationals Government would commit $30 million towards a Woy Woy Rd upgrade in our first term of Government.
"This funding will allow planning to be fast tracked and construction to commence on this $45 million project.
"We will deliver the balance in 2014-15 to complete the project.
"We will work with the local community and road experts to ensure the best possible upgrade option is delivered.
Cr Holstein welcomed the announcement and said it would go a long way to easing traffic congestion along the Peninsula.
"This funding will allow us, in conjunction with Gosford Council, to upgrade the last two kilometres of Woy Woy Rd and provide an underpass to the railway," said Cr Holstein.
This will eliminate the dangerous Rawson St crossing and enable us to bring this major arterial road up to an acceptable standard.
"Woy Woy Rd is the second main access road into the Peninsula and has been proven in past to be crucial when the other access routes are blocked.
"Woy Woy Rd takes in excess of 15,000 vehicle movements each day."
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