Stage 1 - Mona Vale Road East interim works
Roads and Maritime Services is planning to improve the intersection of Mona Vale Road with Ponderosa Parade and Samuel Street at Mona Vale.
The NSW Government has fully funded this $1.5 million project under its $246 million Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce delays, relieve congestion and create more consistent travel times on Sydney’s main roads particularly during week day peak periods.
The work would improve traffic flow by widening Mona Vale Road to two lanes westbound from Foley Street through the Ponderosa Parade roundabout and to two lanes eastbound through the roundabout.
The work would also provide a safe opportunity for cars to pass heavy vehicles before the steep grade to the west of the Mona Vale Road/Ponderosa Parade roundabout.
Work to upgrade the intersection is expected to start in June 2014 and will take about five months, weather permitting.
What has happened?
On Tuesday 1 October 2013, a fatal tanker crash occurred on Mona Vale Road just east of the roundabout at Ponderosa Parade/Samuel Street. The clean-up of this crash took more than 24 hours and resulted in total closure of Mona Vale Road in this location.
Initial work to improve safety on the approach to the Ponderosa Parade/Samuel Street roundabout was completed in January 2014 and included new speed limit signs and improved line markings, signs on the steep descent and warning signs.
A combination of the community concern and the crash history in this area has resulted in Roads and Maritime elevating the priority of further road upgrades.