Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: July 2020 Pictorial Update
Mona Vale Road East - Out of hours work: July 13 to 24
Out of hours work is planned from 8pm to 6am on the following dates, weather permitting:
- Monday 13, Tuesday 14, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 July
- Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 July
If work is delayed due to wet weather, we will try and work a different night within seven days. We will notify highly impacted residents if there is a change of date.
Work along the eastern end of the project will occur over three nights a week and includes:
- using a vacuum truck, road saw and an excavator to trench and install utilities under the Mona Vale Road, Samuel Street and Ponderosa Parade roundabout and about 40 metres up Samuel Street
- line marking, installing barriers, removing power poles and working on the traffic lights from the intersection of Mona Vale Road and Foley Street to about 80 metres to the east of that intersection
- trenching to install a sewer main at the intersection of Mona Vale Road and Foley Street
- ongoing road maintenance.
Work along the western end of the project (excluding near Tumburra Street) will occur over four nights a week and includes:
- removing rock from the top of the existing rock cuttings near our site compound (opposite 120 Mona Vale Road), the eastern end of Lane Cove Road, near the end of Laurel Road and near Tumburra Street
- installing screens and relocating concrete barriers on Mona Vale Road near the end of Laurel Road and the eastern end of Lane Cove Road
- removing spoil from our work area near Walana Crescent and Wallaby Circuit and near the eastern end Lane Cove Road
- ongoing road maintenance.
We will use excavators with rock hammers, backhoes, tipper trucks, elevated work platforms, a roller, saws, a crane, hammer drills, street sweepers, vacuum trucks, concrete trucks, line marking equipment, light vehicles and lighting towers.
A stop/slow arrangement will be in place traffic controllers and signage directing traffic.
If you are eligible for Alternative Accommodation you will be advised within 24 hours of the work.
Map showing location of out of hours work on the Mona Vale Road East upgrade:
Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: Proposed Extended Weekend Work + Road Closure For Large Boulder Removal Works
Why Is The Road Closure Necessary?
- bring the level of the existing rock at cut 2, down to the existing road level
- remove a third of the existing rock face at cut 3
- remove 200 m3 from cut 4
- remove 800m3 from cut 5
a. If you live close to the area in which the rock faces are being removed you are likely to be highly impacted by the noise at night, you will be offered Alternative Accommodation (see the red box in the diagram below for an approximation of the noise that you will experience). If you are likely to be highly impacted by the noise, we will be contacting you personally to discuss the proposal over the coming week.b. If you are living a little further away from the rock faces, you are likely to be moderately impacted (see orange box in diagram below for an approximation of the noise that you will experience). We will do our best to minimise the impact by switching off machinery when not in use.c. If you live more than 200 metres from the project you will generally hear the noise at a distance (see the green box in the diagram below).
Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: Proposed Extended Weekend Work + Road Closure For Large Boulder Removal Works - Georgiou Group is talking to the community about closing Mona Vale Road to all traffic from Manor Road to the Mona Vale Road, Ponderosa Parade and Samuel Street intersection from 7pm Friday 24 July to 5am Monday 27 July 2020, weather permitting. If there is wet weather, the closure will occur on the following weekend from 7pm Friday 31 July to 5am 3 August 2020.
Mona Vale Road Upgrade: The Machines Helping Build The Road – For Younger Readers: This is a story about the road-building machines we included in last Issues’ Pictorial. Some of our younger Readers have asked us ‘but what’s that one and what is it used for?’ so it seems best to put it all in a page for you. We didn’t get ALL the machines being used – but here’s some insights into those we did, and a bit more, for those who want to know more - June 2020
Mona Vale Road East Upgrade Update - To December 2019: Our last day of work for 2019 will be Friday 20 December and we will return to work on Monday 6 January 2020
Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: October 2019 Update In Pictures
Mona Vale Road Truck Arrestor Bed Miscalculation? - report by Phil Walker and John Illingsworth/Pittwater Pathways - June 2019
Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: Some Progress Photos - May 2019 Record
Mona Vale Road Upgrade - Changed Traffic Conditions Reminder - from Office of Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater - March 2019
Upgrade Of Mona Vale Road East To Commence This Month - an overview of what to expect - January 2019
Contract Awarded For Mona Vale Road Upgrade - from Office of the Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater - November 2018
Roads To Pittwater: The Mona Vale Road (History page) - September 2018
Plans Accelerate For Mona Vale Road East Upgrade - June 2018
Plans Accelerate For Mona Vale Road East Upgrade - from Office of The Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater - March 2018
Sydney's First Fauna Overpass To Be Installed On Mona Vale Road + RMS March 2018 Mona Vale Road update
Reducing Roadkill On Mona Vale Road by David Palmer, Pittwater Natural Heritage Association - September 2017
Front Page Issue 330: Jumping For Joy: Fauna Crossing For Mona Vale Road Confirmed - September 2017
Bill To Facilitate Mona Vale Road Upgrades Passes: Vital Fauna Bridge Discussed - Stage 3, Mona Vale Road Upgrade- West, one step closer - June 2016
Angus's Onion Orchid at Ingleside?? by David Palmer, PNHA - October 2015
Community Feedback Sought On Mona Vale Road Upgrade - November 2014
Once Was Barrenjoey - Can Community Reduce Fauna Road Deaths - Community Consultation on stage 2 (between Mona Vale and Ingleside) for Mona Vale Road upgrades is expected to begin later this year and will also include fauna connectivity options: if you too are distressed by the growing numbers of wallabies, possums and bandicoot road deaths, supporting a few other locals may help - August 2014
Upgrades To Start on Mona Vale Road - June 2014
Delivering Infrastructure - Upgrading Mona Vale Road - March 2014
Mona Vale Road East Upgrade Pictorial Record July 2020
Photos taken heading East from point of Kimbriki Tip turnoff, on Sunday July 12th, 2020 - images by A J Guesdon.