Narara to Lisarow - Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade between Narara Creek Road and Parsons Road

The NSW Government has allocated $2 million in 2016/17 to continue planning for the proposed Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade between Narara Creek Road, Narara and Parsons Road, Lisarow to improve traffic flow and road user safety.

Proposed future upgrade route shown in blue
Propsosed future upgrade route shown in blue

Updates and announcements

Environmental surveys extended

To continue to plan this proposed upgrade, targeted environmental species surveys will continue to be conducted in the area throughout April and May. This information will inform Roads and Maritime’s environmental impact assessment and help gain an understanding of animal species within the local area that surrounds the proposal.

Survey work will include wildlife monitoring and animal callbacks in swamp areas.

Our working hours will be between 8am and 5pm and some survey work will be done at night between 5pm and 12am.

There will be minimal noise associated with the night survey work. This will include playing sounds mimicking animal calls, including frog noises. Torches and spotlights may also be used by field staff.

All field staff will be carrying photographic identification and any permission to access private property will be sought from property owners.

If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact 1800 814 968 during business hours.

Community Consultation Report

Roads and Maritime Services has prepared a Community Consultation Report based on the community consultation held in September and October 2016, for the proposed Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade between Narara Creek Road at Narara and Parsons Road at Lisarow.

Outcomes from the 2016 consultation

Based on community and stakeholder feedback provided during the consultation, Roads and Maritime will:

  • remove the proposed Pandala Link Road from the Roads and Maritime design in relation to this proposed upgrade (announced in December 2016)
  • investigate a potential upgrade of the Deane Street / Narara Valley Drive intersection to include traffic lights to be progressed to the next stage of design and assessment.

A decision has also been made to split the project into at least two parts. Further detail will be available when the Review of Environmental Factors goes on public display later in 2017.

View or download the March 2017 Community Consultation Report (PDF, 9.11Mb)

Project background

Roads and Maritime carried out extensive investigations and community consultation to adopt the preferred route for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Narara and Lisarow along the existing highway. Roads and Maritime has prepared an updated preferred design for the section of road between Parsons Road at Lisarow and Narara Creek Road at Narara. This preferred design considers community comments received during the previous public displays.

Project benefits

Key benefits of the preferred option once completed include:

  • Improved traffic flow and more consistent travel times on the Pacific Highway and Manns Road
  • Improved access to connecting roads
  • Improved safety for all road users
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle network.

Key features

  • Two lanes in each direction on the Pacific Highway and Manns Road with a central median
  • New bridges along Manns Road over Narara Creek and the railway line
  • Traffic lights to replace roundabouts:
    • Manns Road and Pacific Highway intersection
    • Manns Road and Narara Valley Drive intersection
  • New traffic lights on the Pacific Highway at:
    • Berrys Head Road
    • Parsons Road
    • Newling Street
    • Lenna Street and Pierce Street
    • Nurra Road and Argyle Avenue
    • Brooks Avenue
  • New traffic lights on Manns Road at:
    • Adam Street and Reeves Street
    • Showground Road
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle paths along the Pacific Highway and Manns Road
  • New all directional intersection at Apanie Avenue to provide left and right turns in and out
  • New bridge south of Newling Street
  • New northbound and southbound u-turn intersection at Pacific Highway and Parsons Road
  • New roundabout at Parsons Road and Newling Street
  • Carrington Street to be closed and become a no through road
  • Bus stops and indented bus bays provided along the length of the project to help the flow of traffic and improve safety
  • Improving drainage along the Pacific Highway and Manns Road.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime will advance the concept design and proceed to environmental assessment. We will continue to consult with the community and stakeholders as the project progresses in the environmental assessment stage.

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