About this project
The NSW Government is upgrading the roads around the new Northern Beaches Hospital and improving capacity along Warringah Road. The hospital is located close to Warringah Road, Forest Way and Wakehurst Parkway, which are major arterial roads serving Sydney’s northern suburbs. Together these arterials currently carry about 140,000 vehicles per day.
When complete, the upgrade will provide a better travel experience and increase traffic capacity around the hospital precinct as well as on the major arterial roads in the area to cater for the anticipated population growth and traffic volumes following the opening of the hospital. This will result in more reliable journey times, improved flow for through traffic and safer access to cyclists and pedestrians.
Ferrovial York Joint Venture (FYJV) has been engaged by Roads and Maritime to deliver the project.
The Northern Beaches Hospital Connectivity and Network Enhancement (CaNE) project is made up of two stages:
The project is reaching peak activity with major construction work underway across the project. Stage 1 hospital connectivity work, to provide key access and traffic capacity around the hospital, is on track for its opening later this year. Network enhancements (Stage 2), including upgrading Warringah Road and the construction of a 1.3km underpass is also continuing.
The main milestones road users and residents can expect to see as we lead up to the hospital opening include:
- Changed traffic movements on Warringah Road between Forrest Way and Wakehurst Parkway from mid 2018
- Reinstating Frenchs Forest Road to a two-way carriageway in mid 2018. The road will feature two lanes in each direction, providing additional capacity around the hospital area
- Providing key access and road capacity to and around the new hospital from late 2018.
Changed traffic conditions and delays will continue with our work on Stage 2 and we appreciate the support of residents and road users during this period. We encourage residents and motorists to use alternative routes during construction, avoid the area during peak periods if possible, allow extra travel time and plan their journey ahead.