The upgrade of Mona Vale Road is scheduled to move ahead in three stages with the first small section recently completed.
The NSW Government is proposing to upgrade Mona Vale Road from two lanes to four lanes between Terrey Hills and Mona Vale. The upgrades are being planned in stages and are aimed at improving safety and traffic efficiency. The projects include:
Intersection improvement of Mona Vale Road with Ponderosa Parade and Samuel Street, Mona Vale. This work was completed in early 2015.
Upgrade of 3.2 kilometres of Mona Vale Road from two lanes to four lanes between Manor Road, Ingleside and Foley Street, Mona Vale. Roads and Maritime prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to examine the potential impacts of the proposed upgrade to Mona Vale Road East and outline measures to reduce and manage the impacts. The REF was displayed for community and stakeholder comment from Wednesday 29 July to Friday 28 August 2015. Roads and Maritime has now determined the REF for Mona Vale Road East and is proceeding with the detailed design phase of the project.
Upgrade of 3.2 kilometres of Mona Vale Road from two lanes to four lanes between McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills and Powder Works Road, Ingleside. Roads and Maritime is currently preparing the Review of Environmental Factors to examine the potential impacts of the proposed upgrade to Mona Vale Road West and outline measures to reduce and manage the impacts. The Review of Environmental Factors will be placed on display for community and stakeholder comment in the first half of 2016.
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Update and details of road widening August 2015
Roads and Maritime has developed a concept design for Mona Vale Road East which includes upgrading the 3.2 kilometres of Mona Vale Road between Manor Road/Lane Cove Road, Ingleside and Foley Street, Mona Vale from a two lane undivided road (one lane in each direction) to a four lane divided road (two lanes in each direction). We plan to locate the majority of the widening on the northern side of Mona Vale Road. There would be a number of deep cuts and tall retaining walls as part of the road upgrades due to the local terrain.
The key features of the proposed upgrade would include:
- Widening Mona Vale Road between Manor Road and Foley Street from two lanes to four lanes with a central concrete safety barrier. The concrete safety barrier would be located east of Manor Road to west of Daydream Street
- Providing three metre wide shoulders along the length of Mona Vale Road between Manor Road and Foley Street to allow a safer area for breakdowns and on-road cyclists
- Replacing the existing roundabout on Mona Vale Road at the intersection of Ponderosa Parade and Samuel Street with new traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings on all legs
- Providing new bus priority lanes on Mona Vale Road on the approaches to and departures from the intersection of Ponderosa Parade and Samuel Street
- Relocating the eastbound bus stop on Mona Vale Road near the Ponderosa Parade and Samuel Street intersection further east to the departure side of the intersection
- Upgrading and widening the existing signalised T-intersection at Foley Street and Mona Vale Road to provide a westbound left turn lane into Foley Street and a westbound left turn lane out of Foley Street
- Providing a three metre wide shared path along the southern side of Mona Vale Road between Foley Street and Ponderosa Parade for pedestrians and cyclists
- Providing additional off-road connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists away from the Mona Vale Road corridor due to the steep descent from the Warriewood Escarpment. This would be provided via the path along Lane Cove Road that links to Mona Vale Road near Walana Crescent
- Duplicating an existing culvert to provide fauna connectivity at the end of Lane Cove Road near Narrabeen Creek
- Changing the speed limit from 70km/h to 80 km/h once the road upgrades for both Mona Vale Road East and Mona Vale Road West have been completed
- Implementing a 60km/h truck and bus speed limit for the downhill descent from Ingleside Road to the base of the escarpment
- Providing a truck arrester bed, about 150 metres long, for eastbound vehicles next to Walana Crescent
- Making the Emma Street intersection left turn in and left turn out only
- Building six fill retaining walls up to six metres in height and five cuttings up to 16 metres in height along the length of Mona Vale Road due to the local terrain
- Upgrading the existing road and cross drainage systems including the construction, reconstruction and extension of the road drainage network
- Establishing temporary site compounds and stockpiles during construction
- Landscaping over the length of the proposal
- Installing traffic monitoring cameras at all signalised intersections to assist with traffic management
- Relocating utilities where required and providing a utility corridor away from Mona Vale Road along Lane Cove Road.