Upgraded F3 opens to traffic


Stage one of the F3 upgrade has opened to traffic

The upgraded northbound section of the F3 Freeway has opened to traffic.

The first stage of the $119 million project is complete, which, once complete will see three lanes in each direction between Wahroonga and the Gosford turnoff at Kariong.

NSW Minister for Roads Michael Daley says the project will eliminate merge points, cutting the rate of road accidents.

"Widening the road leads to a better traffic flow and means a safer journey for motorists because there they no longer need to merge lanes," Daley says.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Anthony Albanese says the project will go a long way toward alleviating congestion on a freeway used by 70,000 motorists.

"I welcome the opening of the northbound section of stage one which involved widening an 11.5 kilometre section of the Freeway to three lanes in each direction between Cowan and Mt Colah," Albanese says.

"When complete, this project will see three lanes in each direction between Wahroonga and the Gosford turnoff at Kariong."

Daley says the project means there is a safer separation between the north and south bound carriageways, while the freeway’s resurfaced lanes make it more comfortable for motorists.

Stage two of the project is currently underway.

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