$2.5 million upgrade to improve Military Road

$2.5 million upgrade to improve travel on Military Road

21 May 2014

Motorists travelling on Military Road will soon benefit from a $2.5 million upgrade to the tidal flow system to improve travel times starting this month.

“The Spit and Military road corridors form the main arterial route between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD, used by thousands of road users daily,” a Roads and Maritime Spokesperson said.

“A major upgrade of the tidal flow system on Military Road will be carried out between Ben Boyd Road at Neutral Bay and Hampden Avenue at Cremorne as part of a wider program to reduce congestion in the area.

“Stage one work starting on Monday 26 May will involve a 450 metre long trench being dug for new cabling alongside the footpath on the southern side of Military Road.

“Stage two work expected to start in August will involve an upgrade to the control system and installation of new cabling linking to new signs to better direct motorists.”

To minimise disruptions to road users, both stages of work will be carried out at night from Sundays to Thursdays from 9pm to 5am, weather permitting.

Residents are being advised in advance and every effort will be made to reduce noise.

“This upgrade forms part of the NSW Government’s commitment to reduce congestion and accommodate future traffic demands on Military Road and across the network,” the spokesperson said.

“Congestion busting measures already completed include a ‘No Stopping’ zone installed on Military Road near Brady Street, improvements to the Spit and Ourimbah roads intersection, installation of the tidal flow on Spit Road and a reduction of the Spit Bridge opening times.

“Northern beaches buses have also had real time GPS technology installed to improve travel time reliability.

“We thank motorists and other road users for their patience while this upgrade is carried out and will continue to keep the community informed.”

Motorists are reminded to follow reduced speed limits and the directions of traffic controllers.

Electronic message signs will be in place to advise of changed traffic conditions.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call 132 701.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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