Roadworks to commence on Manning Point Road

Published on 11 October 2018

Manning Point Road Carramar Drive intersection.JPG

It’s great news for Mitchells Island locals, as MidCoast Council road crews prepare to undertake extensive road rehabilitation works that will improve traffic safety along a stretch of Manning Point Road.

Commencing Monday 22 October, the works will result in a wider, safer and smoother driving surface along the busy section of Manning Point Road between Carramar Drive and Sandridge Road. The scope of the project involves a full reconstruction, including road and shoulder widening, lifting the road level, resurfacing, and traffic guidance improvements.

The work will be undertaken between 7am and 5pm on weekdays, during which time motorists can expect short delays.

“Like any roadworks there will be some disruption to local traffic while crews are on-site, however we’ve planned the project to ensure access is maintained in both directions under traffic control”, explained Daniel Park, MidCoast Council’s Manager, Operations (North).

Lane closures between 7am and 5pm weekdays will be managed by traffic controllers and/or alternating traffic lights, while the road will be opened to normal two-way traffic outside of work hours. Reduced speed limits will apply at all times.

“Motorists are asked to be alert to changing road surface conditions, to observe directions from our crew members and roadworks signage, and to travel with caution in and around the vicinity while we carry out these important improvement works”, Daniel added.

Further details and confirmed timings will be provided to local residents as the project progresses, and crews will liaise closely with local property owners to minimise disruption to driveway access. It is expected the works will continue for approximately 6 months, weather-permitting.

This project is part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to improving infrastructure across the region, and one of many that will form part of the largest program of improvement works seen to date in the local area.

To stay updated on the Manning Point Road works once they commence, visit www.myroadinfo.com.au. For more information about roadworks taking place across the MidCoast region, or to search roadworks near you, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/roads