Permanent electronic message sign on Willoughby Road, Willoughby

The NSW Government is funding this project 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 Willoughby Road, about 100 metres south of Artarmon Road/Small Street.

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 Monday 10 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 on Willoughby Road, Willoughby as part of the $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 Mowbray Road, Penshurst Street, Boundary Street, Victoria Avenue, Warringah Road, Eastern Valley Way and Archbold Road.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime sought community feedback in December 2016. We received feedback from 28 people on nine different matters. There were eight people who supported the proposal and 20 that did not.  Key points raised included support for the proposal, alternative locations, the signs usefulness and the sign’s visual impact.

What happens next?

We will install the sign in stages and expect the work will take place between Monday, 10 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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