Have your say on parking changes at Narraweena to improve traffic flow

1 SEPTEMBER 2015

The community is invited to have a say on planned and parking changes on Warringah Road at Narraweena which aim to increase safety near the busy Pittwater Road intersection.

“The NSW Government is committed to improving safety for road users and increasing traffic flow on the road network,” A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“Roads and Maritime Services is planning to introduce a No Stopping zone on a 500 metre stretch of road on Warringah Road eastbound between May Road and Pittwater Road.

“The new No Stopping zone aims to maximise existing road space, allowing heavy vehicles more space in the kerbside lane to descend and merge with other traffic on approach to the busy Pittwater Road intersection.

“These changes will also ensure heavy vehicles turning left onto Pittwater Road have a clear path when approaching the intersection which will improve traffic flow and road safety for motorists and reduce queuing.

“A new fixed digital speed camera will also be introduced on Warringah Road eastbound near May Street in response to a number of heavy vehicle incidents.

“Crash data shows in the past five years to June last year there were 80 crashes on Warringah Road between McKillop Road and Pittwater Road, which sadly included one fatality.

“Speed cameras make drivers slow down, help reduce the road toll and lower crash risk.

“The proposed changes are in addition to recent improvements around the Warringah Road and Pittwater Road intersection including flashing lights on the Warringah Road eastbound approach and new traffic lights to improve visibility.

“Roads and Maritime is encouraging the local community and residents to have their say by Wednesday 16 September on the proposed road safety improvements.”

All feedback will be considered in finalising the proposal and community members are encouraged to have a say 2015 to Roads and Maritime Services PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.

Media: ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 8588 5999 or media@rms.nsw.gov.au

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