Intersection improvements on the way for Mona Vale Road and Forest Way at Terrey Hills

8 SEPTEMBER 2017

Motorists will soon benefit from improvements to the intersections of Mona Vale Road and Forest Way as well as Garigal Road and Forest Way at Terrey Hills, with work starting this weekend.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government is funding these projects as part of the $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program and the $225 million Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest road corridors.

“With more than 52,000 vehicles travelling through the intersection of Mona Vale Road and Forest Way each day, these essential improvements will reduce congestion and improve safety for motorists,” the spokesperson said.

“Work at the intersection of Forest Way and Garigal Road will involve widening the existing median to allow for an additional northbound lane on Forest Way as well as building a traffic island on the south-western side of the intersection to allow for a northbound left slip lane from Forest Way into Garigal Road.

“A zebra crossing will also be installed from the new traffic island to the southern side of Garigal Road as well as a ‘turn left at any time with care’ sign on Forest Way to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.”

The spokesperson said work at the intersection of Mona Vale Road and Forest Way would include widening the existing medians on both sides of Mona Vale Road to allow for an extended right turn bay onto Forest Way.

“An additional westbound through lane on Mona Vale Road will also be built and changes made to the existing slip lane on Mona Vale Road west of Forest Way to allow for three through lanes,” the spokesperson said.

“The existing left turn slip lane from Mona Vale Road on to Forest Way will also be modified to build a new traffic island and dedicated cycle lane as well as a ‘turn left at any time with care’ sign on Mona Vale Road and Forest Way to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.

“These improvements will improve overall efficiency and reduce queue lengths in morning and evening peak as well as mitigating the incidence of rear-end and lane change crashes.

“Commuters are also advised the bus stop south of Garigal Road on Forest Way will be permanently relocated to immediately north of Garigal Road as a kerbside bus stop.”

Work will be carried out from Friday 8 September 2017 to Saturday 30 June 2018 between 8pm and 5am, excluding Saturdays and weather permitting.

Work hours on weekdays are from 7am to 6pm and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead, drive to the conditions and follow the direction of all signs and traffic control.

Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.

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