Work progressing on Mona Vale Road upgrade

14 January 2016

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is inviting the community to view the submissions report compiling feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors for Stage Two of the Mona Vale Road Upgrade.

The NSW Government is undertaking planning and design work for an upgrade of the eastern section of Mona Vale Road, between Mona Vale and Ingleside, to provide a better travelling experience, improve traffic flow and enhance safety.

Last year the community was invited to provide feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors which examines the potential impacts of the upgrade and possible mitigation measures.

A submissions report has now been compiled to respond to the 156 submissions received from community members, interest groups and government agencies.

“This is another important milestone in the progression of this long-awaited project,” Rob Stokes said.

“The eastern section of Mona Vale Road is notorious and is a major source of frustration for thousands of motorists every day.

“The NSW Government is progressing plans to widen the road to four lanes between Foley Street at Mona Vale and Manor Road at Ingleside to improve safety and assist traffic flow.

“The project includes bus priority measures, fauna connectivity upgrades, safety enhancements, a truck safety area and cyclist and pedestrian pathways.

“Key topics raised during the consultation period included access arrangements at Emma Street, the location of the truck safety area, property impacts, fauna crossings and speed limits.

“All feedback has now been considered and the project design has been refined to address the comments from our community.

“The Emma Street intersection design has been amended to retain all existing traffic movements in and out of Emma Street.

“The truck safety area has been relocated 300 metres further west on Mona Vale Road away from residential properties on Walana Crescent and Wallaby Circuit and the Mona Vale Cemetery.

“Changes have been made to the intersection of Ponderosa Parade and Samuel Street to minimise property acquisition.

“To minimise impacts on the environment, the alignment of the new shared cycle and pedestrian pathway has also been changed to avoid the Katandra Bushland Sanctuary.

“The RMS has determined the Review of Environmental Factors and will now progress detailed design for the project.

“The submissions report is available by visiting www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/mona-vale-road/,” Rob Stokes said.

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