Central Coast Highway
Central Coast Highway
|Length||50 km (31 mi)|
|Gazetted||9 August 2006|
|Major settlements||Budgewoi, The Entrance, Bateau Bay, Erina, Gosford, Kariong|
The Central Coast Highway is a major road corridor through the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. The route was officially named by the New South Wales state government on 9 August 2006 and aims to provide an easily identifiable route through the Coast for visitors to the region.
Under the alpha-numeric route number changes announced by Roads and Maritime Services in September 2012, in mid 2013 the Central Coast Highway was assigned the A49 route designation for its entire length from Kariong to Doyalson. Before that, the highway carried the State Route 83 designation previously held by the Pacific Highway from Kariong to Gosford, where the Pacific Highway recommences.
Starting at the Kariong Interchange of the Pacific Motorway, the highway takes the former Pacific Highway route through Kariong to West Gosford, then follows the Brian McGowan Bridge to Dane Drive, Gosford. From here it goes along Masons Parade, York Street and George Street into East Gosford, then follows The Entrance Road through Erina, Wamberal, Forresters Beach, Bateau Bay and Long Jetty toward The Entrance.
The highway bypasses The Entrance town centre by following Oakland Avenue and Coral Street to Wilfred Barrett Drive, which it follows to Noraville. It then continues along Budgewoi Road toward Budgewoi and Scenic Road through Buff Point and San Remo to its northern terminus at the junction with the Pacific Highway and Wyee Road at Doyalson.
Postal address designation
Upon the renaming of the road, only the State Route 83 section of the road (formerly Pacific Highway), will be renamed in both route and postal address. Any residents or businesses on this stretch of the route have formal address changes. From the Brian McGowan Bridge and through the remaining roads that make up the route, Central Coast Highway adorns route signs only. Residents on the route encompassed by the following roads maintain their previous address but can use (Central Coast Highway) as shown in brackets after their address if they so wish:
- Dane Drive, Gosford
- Masons Parade, Gosford
- York Street, East Gosford
- Victoria Street, East Gosford
- George Street, East Gosford
- The Entrance Road at Erina, Erina Heights, Wamberal, Forresters Beach, Bateau Bay, Long Jetty and The Entrance
- Oakland Avenue, The Entrance
- Coral Street, The Entrance
- Wilfred Barrett Drive at The Entrance North, Magenta and Noraville
- Budgewoi Road at Noraville and Budgewoi
- Scenic Road at Budgewoi, Buff Point, San Remo and Doyalson