Boundary Street, Roseville upgrade

The NSW Government has funded this project as part of its $225 million Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads.

The project included widening Boundary Street and upgrading the intersection of Boundary Street with the Pacific Highway and Corona Avenue. The project has helped to improve traffic flow and safety for road users, improved bus manoeuvrability and enhanced urban design.

Roseville-Boundary Street upgrade photo

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services has now finished the last main stage of improvements at the intersection of Boundary Street with the Pacific Highway and Corona Avenue.

We will need to return to site to complete some finishing work. To complete finishing work, we will be on site for up to ten day and five night shifts between Thursday 14 June and Friday 27 July.

Our day shift hours will continue to be between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. Our night shift hours will be between 9pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday.

For more information view or download the June 2018 project update (PDF, 422Kb).

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 13 kilometres per hour in peak periods.

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 contributed to the traffic delays:

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

Project benefits

The benefits of the project include:

  • improved traffic flow on Boundary Street between the Pacific Highway, Northern Beaches and Chatswood retail and business hub
  • improved safety for cyclists and road users
  • improved safety for pedestrians who need to cross on the Pacific Highway and Corona Avenue
  • improved bus manoeuvrability
  • improved pedestrian and cyclists facilities
  • enhanced and improved urban design
  • improved 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 project was opened to traffic in October 2017 and included:

  • 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 removed 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 included relocating two existing one hour parking spaces further west.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime sought feedback from the community and key 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.

A community information session was further held on Tuesday 9 May 2017 to give the community an update on the project’s progress. We worked to address issues raised on a case by case basis.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider this proposal and provide feedback.

Thank you

We understand that this project has included significant delays and disruption for residents, particularly at night.

We thank you for your patience while we delivered this important project.

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