Tomakin Road safety upgrade
Project: Upgrading Tomakin Road from Mogo to Tomakin
- $3million over 3 years through the NSW Safer Roads Program
- $260,000 Council contribution in 2020-2021
Timeframe: August 2020 to June 2023
Tomakin Road is a major distributor road linking the Princes Highway to the coast. Traffic is expected to increase significantly as Broulee, Tomakin and Rosedale develop further and visitor numbers rise.
The safety upgrade project has been identified as a priority due to the high number of crashes occurring on Tomakin Road. By undertaking works to improve safety we aim to reduce road related trauma for our community and visitors.
Approximately 1.5km of the 6km long Tomakin Road has been upgraded in recent years. The NSW Government has now committed funding over the next three years to allow us to bring the whole of Tomakin Road up to a standard appropriate for a major distributor road.
The upgrade includes:
- a widened centreline to increase the separation between opposing directions of travel
- widened shoulders to cater for cyclists and improve separation between vehicles
- improved clear zones to increase line of sight
- more traversable batters to help reduce the severity of run-off road crashes
- improved super elevation to reduce the occurrence of road run-off
- improved road surface, property access, drainage, guardrail, linemarking and signage
The work will be staged over three years. Stage one will focus on a 1.4km section of Tomakin Road, east of Dunns Creek Road. This work will tie in with the recently upgraded road leading into the new Tomakin roundabout.
We have investigated several design options for the project and aim to minimise environmental impacts and conserve the natural appeal of the area. Vegetation clearing will be limited to that which is essential to achieve the desired road safety outcomes. Additionally, we will provide tube stock of endemic species to interested landowners to assist in re-establishing forest connectivity.
Upon completion of the whole project Tomakin Road will have a minimum seal width of 11.3m consisting of a 0.8m centreline, 3.25m width lanes and 2m shoulders with mostly traversable batters.
- Our construction crew kicked off this month widening the road shoulders and installing infrastructure to improve drainage.
- They also got stuck into a 200m section of road to stabilise the existing pavement.
- Preparations are underway for the upgrade to the 1.4km section of Tomakin Road, east of Dunns Creek Road.
- While construction is underway residents can expect heavy machinery to be active along the road.
- Traffic control measures will be in place and commuters should allow extra time to travel through the area.
- Excess material from the Dunns Creek Road realignment work has proved quite valuable. We’ve placed it along Tomakin Road near the caravan park in preparation for the widened road.
For more information please contact our Transport and Stormwater Engineer, Tom Franzen:
- T: 02 4474 7416
- E: Tom Franzen