Pacific Highway and Redleaf Avenue, Wahroonga.

Pacific Highway upgrades between Turramurra and Wahroonga

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.

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SEP 2019

SEP 2019Community consultation

We have recently completed our consultation with members of the community about our proposal to widen the Pacific Highway to three continuous northbound lanes while maintaining three continuous southbound lanes at the following Pacific Highway intersections:

  • Finlay Road
  • Fox Valley Road
  • Coonanbarra Road and Redleaf Avenue.

This supplementary report outlines the feedback we received, our responses to that feedback and the decisions made after considering all responses, along with the proposal's aims and design requirements for the upgrades.

As part of these upgrades, we need to undertake a routine range of investigations including soil testing. These investigations will take place along the Pacific Highway at Fox Valley Road, Coonanbarra Road, Munderah Street and Redleaf Avenue from September 16-18. The work will involve digging deep boreholes for soil testing but will not involve noisy activities such as saw cutting through concrete or jack hammering.

To find out more about the investigations, please view the September 2019 project update (PDF, 439Kb).

To learn more about the decision of the consultation, view or download the consultation update (PDF, 410Kb).

Project information

The NSW Government is funding the Pacific Highway upgrades as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney's busiest corridors.

This NSW Government proposal is part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program. The program aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest road corridors, particularly during peak periods.

Around 60,000 vehicles a day travel on Pacific Highway between Turramurra and Wahroonga. The intersections of Pacific Highway with Finlay Road, Fox Valley Road and Redleaf Avenue and Coonanbarra Road were identified as pinch points, or bottlenecks, on this busy corridor. These intersections service surrounding residential, commercial and industrial areas, are part of the major arterial road to Sydney’s central business district from the north western suburbs and are key to accessing the Central Coast via the M1 Pacific Motorway.

Roads and Maritime proposed to improve traffic flow through the corridor by adding three continuous northbound lanes to this section of road.

The proposal aims to provide northbound travel time savings particularly in the afternoon peak, better traffic flow through the intersections and provide safer road conditions for motorists travelling along the Pacific Highway.

Upgrade benefits include:

  • northbound travel time savings
  • improved traffic flow and efficiency at the intersections
  • reduced queue lengths and delays at the intersections
  • improved road safety along the corridor through removal of right turn movements at Finlay Road, Marshall Avenue and Coonanbarra Road
  • improved pedestrian and road user safety at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Redleaf Avenue by removing the southbound slip lane and providing a pedestrian refuge on Redleaf Avenue
  • improved road safety at the intersections of the Pacific Highway at Fox Valley Road, and the Pacific Highway at Coonanbarra Road and Redleaf Avenue, by realigning the curve of the road and traffic lanes.

In September and October 2018, we consulted with the community on this project. Nearly 100 people representing local residents, frequent road users, local schools, Kur-ring-gai Council, businesses and community groups provided 158 comments via the online consultation map, email, phone calls and letters.

We have responded to all feedback raised by the community on the Pacific Highway and Fox Valley Road and Finlay Road in a consultation report released in April 2019.

In our consultation with the community, we received a lot of feedback on the proposal for the Redleaf Avenue and Coonanbarra Road intersections. We listened to your feedback and have undertaken further investigations before changing the design of the proposed upgrade.

We have responded to all feedback raised by the community on the Pacific Highway and Releaf Avenue and Coonanbarra Road in a supplementary consultation report released in September 2019.

We will carry out further detailed engineering design on the two intersection upgrades (Pacific Highway and Finlay Road and Pacific Highway and Fox Valley Road).

The community will be kept informed of our progress investigating a new solution for the intersections on the Pacific Highway at Coonanbarra Road and Redleaf Avenue. A second REF for this intersection will be released later this year.

We will keep the community informed as these projects progress.

Project documents

Project updates

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September 2019 project update

Investigation work on Pacific Highway between Turramurra and Wahroonga from Monday 16 September 2019.

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June 2019 project update

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September 2018 project update

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Project notifications

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February 2018 project notification

Investigation work on Pacific Highway, between Turramurra and Wahroonga.

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Reports

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August 2019 community consultation report

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April 2019 community consultation report

Pacific Highway upgrades between Turramurra and Wahroonga.

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April 2018 review of environmental factors report

Pacific Highway Intersection Upgrades – Turramurra to Wahroonga main report

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April 2018 review of environmental factors report

Appendices A - G.

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April 2018 review of environmental factors report

Appendices H -I.

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April 2018 review of environmental factors report

Appendice J.

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Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 572 004 (during business hours)

Email: pinchpoint@rms.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124.

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