Support monitoring underway for Pearl Bay Avenue trial closure

22 March 2013

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is carrying out travel time and traffic volume data monitoring to help assess the impact of the closure of the Pearl Bay Avenue at the Spit Road corridor.

“RMS agreed to Mosman Council running a trial which prohibits motorists from turning right from Spit Road into Pearl Bay Avenue after Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Councils also agreed to the trial closure,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“With the trial now more than three months in, we’d like to provide specialist monitoring to better understand how it is impacting city bound motorists.

“Mosman Council is also monitoring traffic for the trial and will provide the community with an interim report on the results of the trial in April.

“RMS started the additional monitoring on weekdays from Monday 18 March and will continue until Friday 12 April.

“RMS will not monitor traffic on the Easter public holiday weekend and will determine whether additional monitoring is still required after the school holidays.

“RMS has carried out several improvements to accommodate changes expected from the trial including upgrades to the Spit and Ourimbah Road intersection, a new tidal flow system at Spit Road Mosman and reduced opening times of Spit Bridge.

“For further information residents can contact Mosman Council or for traffic congestion projects visit,” the spokesperson said.

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