Salamander Bay shopping centre access receives overhaul

UPGRADE: How the intersection of Town Centre Circuit and Salamander Way now works. Traffic turning left off Salamander Way into Town Centre Circuit must now give way. Image: Supplied

UPGRADE: How the intersection of Town Centre Circuit and Salamander Way now works. Traffic turning left off Salamander Way into Town Centre Circuit must now give way. Image: Supplied

Road works at a busy Salamander Bay intersection are now complete.

The project was designed to improve the safety of the intersection of Town Centre Circuit and Salamander Way, under the federal government’s Black Spot Program.

Port Stephens Council's asset section manager, John Maretich, said one of the key changes was the introduction of a give way sign for left turning traffic from Salamander Way into the Salamader Shopping Centre.

"The new give way sign will give priority to motorists turning right into the shopping centre, aiming to reduce the waiting time for right turning traffic," he said.

The new give way sign will give priority to motorists turning right into the shopping centre - John Maretich

"We have also moved the hold lines forward to assist sight distances for motorists, provided cyclists with a marked bicycle lane and upgraded pedestrian refuge and ramps."

The majority of works were completed prior to last Christmas, while the new road seal and line marking were undertaken in early February. The council has kept the temporary no right turn from Town Centre Circuit, onto Bagnalls Beach Road, pending completion of civil works in the precinct.

CHANGED: How the intersection of Salamander Way and Town Centre Circuit now looks. Traffic turning left onto Town Centre Circuit gives way. Picture: Kia Woodmore

CHANGED: How the intersection of Salamander Way and Town Centre Circuit now looks. Traffic turning left onto Town Centre Circuit gives way. Picture: Kia Woodmore

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