Road upgrades boost Central Coast economy

The $23 million upgrade of Sparks Road between Virginia and Hiawatha Roads in Woongarrah at the Central Coast of New South Wales is giving the local economy a significant boost.

According to Roads and Maritime Services NSW (RMS), the work is proving beneficial to the area’s economy and boosting employment. A spokesperson said the project has engaged local companies to carry out the work including building a new intersection west of Minnesota Road to provide access to the new Warnervale town centre.

“On an average day there are about 45 people working on this project and it’s great to see local businesses building major roads on the Central Coast,” the spokesperson said.

Major work on the Sparks Road project is being carried out by Gosford-based Robson Civil Projects and various locally based earthmoving and transport subcontractors.

“The widening of Sparks Road and building the new intersection for the new Warnervale town centre is progressing with work on stormwater drainage on the southern side of Sparks Road between Minnesota and Virginia Roads close to completion,” the spokesperson said.

“As part of the work, a 176-metre retaining wall is being built by a Wyong based subcontractor along Sparks Road west of Minnesota Road.

“The retaining wall will improve safety by separating pedestrians and vehicle traffic.  The structural part of the wall is completed and 49 precast concrete panels are now being installed.

“When completed, the project aims to deliver safe access to the new Warnervale town centre for all road users.”

Building work started in December last year and is scheduled for completion mid 2015.

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