Roseville – Boundary Street upgrade

The NSW Government is funding this $20 million project as part of its $246 million Pinch Point and Clearways Program, which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and maintain travel times on Sydney’s main roads, particularly during peak periods.

Roads and Maritime Services is widening Boundary Street, Roseville and upgrading the intersection of Boundary Street with the Pacific Highway and Corona Avenue to help improve traffic flow and safety for road users.

Roseville-Boundary Street upgrade photo

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services will continue to work up to five nights a week, including some weekends and public holidays. Our night work hours will be from 8pm to 5am, with less noisy construction work between midnight and 5am. We will also be working from 7am to 6pm between Mondays and Fridays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

We will be closing the southbound left turn lane from Pacific Highway onto Boundary Street between 23 September and 10 October 2016 as part of our work. This may impact travel times. Motorists will be able to turn left into Boundary Street from the adjacent lane.

View or download the September 2016 Project Update (PDF, 354Kb).

Project background

Boundary Street, Roseville is a freight corridor with heavy vehicle access for the Northern Beaches industrial areas. It provides a strategic transport link in Sydney's road network. Nearly 37,000 vehicles per day use this route with average travel speeds as low as 13km/h in peak times.

In April 2012 Transport for NSW replaced the rail bridge over Boundary Street which included raising and widening the bridge support structures to allow for future road widening.

Boundary Street was identified for an upgrade because of traffic delays and congestion experienced by road users due to the limited number of traffic lanes. The following issues also contribute to the traffic delays:

  • The right turn bay from Boundary Street onto Pacific Highway overflows and creates delays for traffic turning left, particularly in peak periods
  • The right turn lane from Boundary Street into Archer Street creates delays for eastbound through traffic
  • Right turns into and out of Hill Street create delays for through traffic on Boundary Street.

Project benefits

The benefits of the project will include:

  • Improving traffic flow on Boundary Street between the Pacific Highway, Northern Beaches and Chatswood retail and business hub
  • Improving safety for cyclists and road users
  • Improving safety for pedestrians who need to cross on the Pacific Highway and Corona Avenue
  • Improving bus manoeuvrability
  • Improving pedestrian and cyclists facilities
  • Enhancing and improving urban design
  • Improving traffic flow and reliability for freight vehicles on Boundary Street which is a tertiary freight route between the Pacific Highway and the Northern Beaches.

Key features

The work is expected to be finished in mid 2017 and will include:

  • Widening Boundary Street on the northern side from the Pacific Highway to Melnotte Avenue
  • Installing traffic lights on Corona Avenue at the intersection of the Pacific Highway
  • Providing two dedicated left turn lanes from Boundary Street onto the Pacific Highway
  • Providing one dedicated right turn lane from Boundary Street onto the Pacific Highway, as well as one shared right turn and through lane from Boundary Street to allow access into Corona Avenue
  • Providing two dedicated eastbound lanes on Boundary Street between the Pacific Highway and Archer Street
  • Providing a dedicated right turn lane from Boundary Street into Archer Street
  • Making the Hill Street intersection left turn in and left turn out only
  • Providing a shared path on the northern side of Boundary Street between Hill Street and Archer Street
  • Providing pedestrian crossings at the traffic lights across Boundary Street at Archer Street for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Providing an embankment or retaining wall on the northern side of Boundary Street
  • New landscaping, and urban design elements, that have been developed in consultation with the Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council and Willoughby City Council
  • Installing ‘no stopping’ zones on both sides of Corona Avenue for about 40 metres at the intersection of the Pacific Highway. This will remove six parking spaces on the northern side of Corona Avenue and two parking spaces on the southern side of Corona Avenue
  • Providing four one hour car parking spaces along the southern side of Corona Avenue. This will include relocating two existing one hour parking spaces further west. We have provided a diagram to better explain the project and another diagram to explain the parking changes on Corona Avenue.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime sought feedback from the community and stakeholders on the Boundary Street upgrade proposal from November 2012 to February 2013.

Further community consultation was carried out in November 2014 about proposed changes to parking arrangements on Corona Avenue. Feedback received during this phase of consultation included concerns about on street parking and impacts to local businesses. You will find a map of the project and a map showing the parking changes on Corona Avenue on page 2 of the May 2015 Community Update. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.

In January and February 2016 Roads and Maritime sought community feedback on a proposal to work 5 nights at regular intervals throughout construction of the project, we have prepared a consultation report addressing and responding to feedback.

In August 2016 ‘Project Update’ community update was distributed to inform residents and stakeholders that work would be continuing on Boundary Street, Roseville until Thursday 13 October.

In September 2016 a ‘Project Update’ community update was distributed to inform stakeholders and residents that a temporary road closure would be in place from Pacific Highway onto Boundary Street for some shifts, between 23 September and 10 October 2016.

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