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Wyong Rd upgrades to open ahead of schedule

Warnervale residents urged to agitate.

Wyong Rd upgrades to open ahead of schedule

A boost for the estimated 55,000 motorists who use the Pacific Highway-Wyong Road intersection, with the upgraded crossing set to open before the end of the year.

Local pollies Taylor Martin and Adam Crouch will be on-site with RMS representatives at Tuggerah this morning, set to reveal more about when we'll be able to access the new road and turning lanes on behalf of Roads Minister Melinda Pavey.

$84 million works on the intersection are expected to be completed ahead of schedule, as are concurrent works on Wyong Road's intersections with Mingara Drive and Tumbi Road.

While Ms Pavey and the RMS could expect to receive a lot more letters from Warnervale residents after last night.

At a meeting at town's Uniting Church, Wyong MP David Harris urged locals to agitate to get stalled infrastructure projects up and running again.

Mr Harris called the meeting to update the community on how advanced upgrades to roads, sewage and commercial development are.

Mostly it was frustrating news. Mr Harris told the audience the RMS doesn't plan to finish all three stages of its upgrades to Link Road until it gets through upgrades to the M1 and Pacific Highway.

"4000 housing blocks will be approved in the next two to three years, and people are very worried about infrastructure - some of which has been promised for decades - not keeping up," MR Harris said.  

"We need to take a strong message to the new Mayor and acting General Manager that Warnervale needs to be our priority. We want them to focus on the town centre, we want the state government to focus on the railway station, and that will then start to service this growing community."

An extra 53,000 people are expected to be living in the former Wyong Shire by 2036, most of them in the Warnervale area.

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