Work starting on Northern Beaches Hospital road upgrade
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Minister for Roads Duncan Gay and local MPs Premier Mike Baird (Manly), Brad Hazzard (Wakehurst), Jonathan O’Dea (Davidson) and Rob Stokes (Pittwater) announced the first stage of work will start next week on road upgrades for the Northern Beaches Hospital.
“This important milestone signifies the NSW Government is getting on with the job of improving infrastructure to support the new hospital,” Minister Gay said.
“The $500 million project will supply essential road access to the hospital and reduce congestion for road users in the area.
“Seeing this work starting will be great because it means we are getting closer to delivering benefits such as improved safety and reduced travel times to motorists.”
“I’m proud we are delivering on our promises, and delivering world-class health care facilities to the Northern Beaches. These road upgrades will ensure the community has easy access to the new state-of-the-art Northern Beaches Hospital when it opens in 2018,” Mr Baird said.
Work will start at the intersection of Wakehurst Parkway and Frenchs Forest Road and will involve removing trees and vegetation, rock excavation and road surface work.
“Getting our new hospital and improved roads to make it easier to get around is a massive plus and something that the local community well deserves,” Mr Hazzard said.
Mr Stokes said work would be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays from Monday 14 December until late 2017, weather permitting.
Mr O’Dea said three shifts of night work would also be carried out between 7pm and 6am from Monday 14 December to 23 December, weather permitting.
For more information on the project visit rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/northern-beaches-hospital.
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