Intersection improvements on the Pacific Highway and Mona Vale/Ryde Road Pymble

Updates and annoucements

In October 2016, Roads and Maritime Services sought community feedback on proposed intersection improvements at Pacific Highway and Mona Vale Road, Pymble.

We received comments from eight people and one organisation. Two submissions were supportive, one was negative, and the remainder were neutral towards the proposal. We would like to thank everyone who took time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.

Following a review of all feedback, we have decided to proceed with the proposed intersection improvements at Pacific Highway and Mona Vale Road, Pymble. As a result of the comments received, and after further investigation, we will also add the following work to the proposal:

  • installing traffic lights at the U-turn from Mona Vale Road westbound onto Mona Vale Road eastbound
  • widening the footpath on the north-eastern side of the intersection to 2.5 metres, so this short section of footpath could then be linked into any future upgrades to pedestrian and cycle facilities that the local Council may have
  • improving the safety of the existing zebra crossings on the north and south-eastern corners of the intersection by providing high-angle left turn lanes which require vehicles to approach the turn at a lower speed
  • reducing the number of trees that will be impacted by this proposal.

We have now prepared a Community Consultation Report (PDF, 646Kb) that summarises the feedback we received and our responses.

Have your say on the work schedule, including night work

Due to high traffic volumes in this area, we will need to carry out most of the work at night. To minimise long term impacts to residents, we will stage our work. The first stage of construction work will take about three months (12 weeks), and will include both day and night time work.

In order to minimise traffic impacts, we will be working up to five nights a week for during the first stage of construction, from mid-2017.The first stage of work will include a total of 60 night shifts

If you have any questions or concerns about the work schedule, please send your comments to our delivery partner by Friday, 9 June to: enquiries_nsw@downermouchel.com
1800 332 660, or:

DownerMouchel, Mona Vale Road and Pacific Highway, PO Box 6465 North Ryde, NSW, 2113.

View or download the May 2017 Project update (PDF, 463Kb).

Project background

The NSW Government is considering this proposal at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Mona Vale Road/ Ryde Road as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

Project benefits

Benefits of the project will include:

  • Reducing congestion by allowing motorists travelling northbound on the Pacific Highway to move through the intersection more freely
  • Improving traffic flow for motorists to travelling eastbound from Pacific Highway onto Mona Vale Road
  • Helping to prevent queueing southbound on Pacific Highway at the left turn onto Mona Vale Road
  • Improving safety on Pacific Highway for both north and southbound motorists turning east onto Mona Vale Road.

Key features

In October 2016, Roads and Maritime sought community feedback on the proposed intersection improvements. The proposal included:

  • modifying the existing northbound centre concrete median to accommodate an additional 70 metre right turn lane from Pacific Highway onto Mona Vale Road
  • providing a dedicated southbound left turn lane from Pacific Highway onto Mona Vale Road
  • installing an additional short lane to provide triple right turn lane from Mona Vale Road onto Pacific Highway, while keeping the existing through lane onto Ryde Road
  • adjusting footpaths and kerbs
  • modifying the existing traffic islands on Pacific Highway near the intersection
  • removing trees and shrubs to widen road
  • asphalting and line marking.

Following a review of all feedback, we have decided to proceed with the proposed intersection improvements at Pacific Highway and Mona Vale Road, Pymble. As a result of the comments received, and after further investigation, we will also add the following work to the proposal:

  • installing traffic lights at the U-turn from Mona Vale Road westbound onto Mona Vale Road eastbound
  • widening the footpath on the north-eastern side of the intersection to 2.5 metres, so that this short section of footpath could then be linked into any future upgrades to pedestrian and cycle facilities that the local Council may have.
  • improving the safety of the existing zebra crossings on the north and south-eastern corners of the intersection by providing high-angle left turn lanes which require vehicles to approach the turn at a lower speed.
  • reducing the number of trees that will be impacted by this proposal.

What happens next?

Due to high traffic volumes in this area, we will need to carry out most of the work at night. In order to minimise traffic impacts, we will be working up to five nights a week for three months of the seven month construction period, including a total of 60 night shifts, from mid-2017.

If you have any questions or concerns about the work schedule, please send your comments to our delivery partner by Friday, 9 June to: enquiries_nsw@downermouchel.com

1800 332 660, or:

DownerMouchel, Mona Vale Road and Pacific Highway, PO Box 6465 North Ryde, NSW, 2113.

Roads and Maritime will contact you again prior to any work taking place, and will continue to keep you updated as the project progresses.

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