Permanent electronic message sign on Pacific Highway, Gordon

The NSW Government is funding a project to install a permanent electronic message sign as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel time on Sydney’s busiest road corridors.

Updates and announcements

In December 2016, Roads and Maritime Services sought community feedback on a proposal to install a permanent electronic message sign on the Pacific Highway, Gordon, about 250 metres south of the intersection with Ryde Road/Mona Vale Road and the relocation of the existing directional sign into the central median.

We would like to thank everyone who took time to consider our proposal and provide feedback. After considering all responses, along with the proposal’s aims and design requirements, we have decided to proceed with the proposal unchanged.

We will install the sign in stages and expect the work will take place between Tuesday 11 April and Friday 30 June 2017, excluding Saturdays, weather permitting. Our night time working hours will be from 9pm to 5am and our day time working hours will be from 7am to 5pm.

For more information, please view the April 2017 Project Update or the April 2017 Community Consultation Report.

Project Background

Roads and Maritime is installing a permanent electronic message sign as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel time on Sydney’s busiest road corridors.

There are about 200 permanent electronic message signs throughout NSW. They are programmed by the Transport Management Centre (TMC), which manages and monitors the road network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We place electronic message signs before key journey decision points to provide real-time updates to road users. This allows them to make more informed decisions about their route and can improve travel time by giving them the right information at the right point on the network so they can avoid delays.

Project features

The sign would provide northbound road users with advance notice of planned and unplanned incidents on Mona Vale Road, Ryde Road, Bobbin Head Road, Kissing Point Road and Eastern Road.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime sought community feedback in December 2016. We received comments from eight people, raising 15 different matters. There were five people who supported the proposal and three that did not. Key points raised included support for the proposal, the visual impact of the sign, and that the sign would distract northbound motorists and prevent exit and entry from Merriwa Street onto the Pacific Highway.

 

What happens next?

We will install the sign in stages and expect the work will take place between Tuesday, 11 April and Friday, 30 June 2017, excluding Saturdays, weather permitting. Our night time working hours will be from 9pm to 5am and our day time working hours will be from 7am to 5pm.

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