Preferred route for Mona Vale Road upgrade
8 August 2013
Preferred Route Selected For Mona Vale Road Upgrade
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced the preferred route for the Mona Vale Road upgrade has been selected following widespread interest from the community.
The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is currently planning for the future upgrade of the 3.3km section of Mona Vale Road between Ingleside and Terrey Hills from two single lanes to a four lane divided road.
Following extensive environmental and geotechnical assessments, and a review of community feedback, three options were developed for further investigation to better understand the social, environmental, economic and engineering factors of this large-scale project.
Following this process, Option 2 has been selected as the preferred route as it presents the most practical route to build, would cause the least congestion during construction, provides a consistently wide shoulder for cyclists and offers the best opportunities to enhance fauna connectivity.
"The selection of the preferred route is a key milestone in this enormous project," Rob Stokes said today.
"With infrastructure projects of this scale there are dozens of boxes to be ticked during every step of the process.
"The key factors considered by the RMS in selecting this route included the need to enhance safety, reduce congestion and improve travel times.
"The feedback from our community has been vital in finalising this stage of the project and enabling the RMS to proceed.
"The Preferred Option Report is available to view online at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects or in hard copy at Mona Vale Library, Warringah Mall Library, and the Warriewood and Frenchs Forest Motor Registries," Rob Stokes said.
RMS welcomes community comments at any time to the project hotline on 1800 633 332 or by visiting www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects.
Contact: Office of Rob Stokes MP- 9999 3599
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