Barrenjoey, Pittwater and Manly roads corridor between Mona Vale and The Spit

Updates and announcements

After requests from the community and road users, the NSW Government has announced that Roads and Maritime Services are commencing community engagement on new and extended clearways in both directions on the Barrenjoey, Pittwater and Manly roads corridor between Mona Vale and The Spit.

The corridor is the main commuter corridor connecting the Northern Beaches to the Sydney CBD. The corridor carries more than 60,000 vehicles each day, with road users experiencing delays and congestion along this corridor in each direction.

Improvements have already been made to help traffic flow and ease congestion along the corridor including the delivery of public transport infrastructure to support the B-Line service, intersection upgrades, new bus lanes and additional traffic management systems.

As planning for new and extended clearways progresses, Roads and Maritime will keep the community informed about plans for identifying parking within the local area.

Once alternate parking options are determined for each town centre, new and extended clearways will be progressively introduced along the corridor between Mona Vale and The Spit.

An important part of the clearways program is finding the right balance between parking for local shops and moving motorists and goods around our network.

Traffic volume and travel time data between Mona Vale and Balgowlah is showing that clearways are needed in both directions from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and from 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

Along the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation, Manly Road and across the Spit Bridge clearways can operate at all times as there is no current parking along this section of road.

Community members are encouraged to sign up here to be part of the community engagement for this project.

Download the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 162Kb) for more information.

We are currently seeking feedback on proposed alternate business parking arrangements through Manly Vale between King Street and Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation. Please send your comments by Monday 24 September 2018 to clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au. You can find more details on the project page.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime is currently engaging with local communities about:

Background

Traffic growth in Sydney has reached a point where there is a need to consider further improvements in the use of the existing road network to reduce travel times and help ease congestion.

As experienced by the community and road users, there are delays and congestion along the Barrenjoey, Pittwater and Manly roads corridor between Mona Vale and The Spit in each direction.

This corridor is the most direct connection to the Northern Beaches for road users travelling from Sydney’s north to the south, east and the CBD. It also connects to other primary routes into the Northern Beaches that include:

  • A3 Mona Vale Road
  • A38 Warringah Road, and
  • M1 Warringah Freeway.

Action is needed to better manage congestion across weekdays and weekends to ensure the corridor is efficiently moving people and goods across Sydney’s northern beaches.

The corridor was identified in the Sydney Clearways Strategy in 2013 for the future investigation of new and extended clearways based on traffic volumes and speeds at that time.

The NSW Government announced the Sydney Clearways Strategy as one of its key initiatives to reduce congestion on Sydney’s major road, and identified over 1000km of state roads for the investigation of new and extended clearways.

Since 2013, we have installed over 450 kilometres of new and extended clearways across some of Sydney’s busiest road corridors. We are continuing to investigate where new and extended clearways would help ease congestion and provide more reliable travel times for road users across the network.

Roads and Maritime has conducted further investigations and the Barrenjoey, Pittwater and Manly roads corridor was considered for new and extended clearways because:

  • The corridor is a key transport route connecting the Northern Beaches to the Sydney CBD and the greater Sydney metropolitan region for the movement of people and goods
  • The corridor has been identified as a strategic bus route in Sydney's Bus Future connecting major centres with a rapid bus route, including B-line.

The clearways are being planned in sections along the corridor and will only be introduced once alternate business parking arrangements have been determined for each town centre following consultation with the community.

The Corridor

The Barrenjoey, Pittwater and Manly roads corridor between Mona Vale and The Spit is 20km in length and is shown in the map below.

Traffic volume and travel time data between Mona Vale and Balgowlah is showing that clearways are needed in both directions from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and from 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

Along the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation, Manly Road and across the Spit Bridge clearways can operate at all times as there is no current parking along this section of road.

The Barrenjoey, Pittwater and Manly roads corridor is a key state road (Main Road No. 164).

The corridor is the main commuter corridor connecting the Northern Beaches to the Sydney CBD and carries more than 60,000 vehicles each day. Action is needed to improve journey times and reliability for road users travelling through and to Sydney north.

What happens next?

Due to the length and complexity of the corridor, the clearways will be implemented in sections to allow us to engage with local communities. We will consider the business parking needs of customers and businesses in each section of the corridor in conjunction with the local council.

As planning progresses, Roads and Maritime will keep the community informed about plans for identifying parking within the local area.

Once alternate parking options are determined for each town centre, new and extended clearways will be progressively introduced along the corridor.

We will let the community know in advance before any changes to parking are made on the state road.

Sign up for more information

Roads and Maritime understands the importance of keeping the community up to date with changes to the NSW road network and parking within the local area.

Community members are encouraged to register their details to receive project information by signing up below or emailing clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au.





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