Pacific Highway, Mona Vale Road and Ryde Road, Pymble/Gordon

The NSW Government has committed over $825 million to pinch point projects which ease congestion, reduce traffic delays and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads.

Pacific Highway at Mona Vale Road and Ryde Road, Pymble/Gordon
Pacific Highway at Mona Vale Road and Ryde Road, Pymble/Gordon

Updates and announcements

Detours during ramp closures

To enable asphalting, two ramps will be closed for up to three night shifts – from 8pm until 5am – between Sunday 17 February and Monday 25 February, weather permitting.

Ramps being closed are:

  • eastbound on-ramp to Mona Vale Road from the Pacific Highway
  • westbound on-ramp to the Pacific Highway from Mona Vale Road.

Detours will be in place for all vehicles.

Maps showing these detours are available now on the Pacific Highway and Mona Vale Road detours web page.

Please allow extra travel time during the closures, keep to speed limits and follow directions from traffic controllers.

Electronic message boards along the road and Live Traffic – call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the app – will have the latest updates.

See the February 2019 community update (PDF, 578Kb) for more information.

Project background

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to ease congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

High volumes of traffic currently travel through the intersection during the morning and afternoon peak periods. The high volume of motorists turning off the Pacific Highway onto Mona Vale Road is causing significant delays to northbound road users travelling through the intersection.

To improve this, we are creating a second dedicated turning lane from the Pacific Highway onto Mona Vale Road.

This intersection improvements is being completed in two stages. Stage 1 was completed in 2018. Stage 2 is underway.

Community benefits

The project will:

  • reduce congestion
  • improve traffic flow
  • reduce travel times
  • improve safety

Stage 1

Stage one improvements opened to traffic on 15 December 2017 and included:

  • creating a second right turn lane from the Pacific Highway northbound onto Mona Vale Road eastbound
  • moving traffic signals
  • road resurfacing and line marking

Next steps

Stage two works began on 20 August 2018, and include:

  • creating a dedicated left turn lane from the Pacific Highway eastbound onto Mona Vale Road
  • building a third dedicated right turn lane from Mona Vale Road westbound onto the Pacific Highway
  • modifying the ramp onto the Pacific Highway from Mona Vale Road to improve visibility
  • modifying the traffic island on Mona Vale Road to improve safety
  • widening the road
  • upgrading the traffic lights
  • road resurfacing and line markings

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime sought community feedback on the project in October 2016. We sent letters to the local community inviting feedback. We received feedback from eight people and one organisation. Of the feedback we received, two were supportive, one was against the proposed improvements and the others were neutral. All comments were considered and impacted our decision making process.

Please view or download the community consultation report.

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