Work to improve the intersection of the Pacific Highway with Mona Vale and Ryde roads at Pymble and Gordon is progressing well with early work starting on the next stage of work.
State Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC MP, said the project is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads.
“The first stage of work has now been completed and was opened to traffic in December last year. Improvements included modifying the existing northbound centre median to provide dual right turn lanes from the Pacific Highway onto Mona Vale Road which will allow northbound motorists on the Pacific Highway to move through the intersection more freely,” Mr Henskens said.
“Work has also been carried out to shorten the existing southbound traffic islands on the Pacific Highway near the intersection to accommodate dual right turn movements to improve traffic flow for motorists.
“To round out the first stage of work, traffic signals were moved to accommodate the new intersection arrangement.
Major work on the second stage of the essential project is expected to start later this year.
“Work on the next stage will include providing a dedicated southbound left turn lane from Pacific Highway onto Mona Vale Road, making adjustments to footpaths and kerbs as well as modifying the existing traffic islands on Pacific Highway near the intersection,” Mr Henskens said.
“An extra short lane will also be built to provide a triple right turn lane from Mona Vale Road onto Pacific Highway which will allow the existing through lane onto Ryde Road to continue operating.”
Roads and Maritime Services will soon carry out utility survey and investigation work at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Mona Vale Road to prepare for the second stage of work.
Mr Henskens said work will be carried out for four night and thee day shifts from Sunday 6 to Sunday 20 May, weather permitting.
“Investigation work will include locating utilities, potholing, cutting and reinstating the road pavement,” he said.
“Night work will be carried out between 8pm and 5am Sunday to Friday and day work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm on weekdays, weather permitting.
“Work may be noisy at times but all measures will be taken to minimise impact to residents, including completing the noisier tasks before midnight.
“The community and motorists will be kept up to date as the project progresses.”
For the safety of workers and motorists, lane closures will be in place during work hours which may affect travel times.
Motorists are advised to follow the direction of traffic control and signs.
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
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