October 26 - November 1, 2014: Issue 186

 Community Feedback Sought On Mona Vale Road Upgrade

 Community Feedback Sought On Mona Vale Road Upgrade

21 October 2014 - Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is encouraging motorists to have their say on the early concept designs for the next stages of the Mona Vale Road upgrade project. 

Work to prepare concept designs for the 3.2km section of Mona Vale Road between Ingleside and Terrey Hills and the 3.2km section between Ingleside and Mona Vale commenced in 2011 and both stages involve widening the corridor from two to four lanes and the installation of a central concrete barrier to improve safety.

The concept designs will be on display until Friday 14 November and three community information sessions are planned to enable residents to provide feedback.

“This is an essential step in the progression of this long-awaited project,” Rob Stokes said today. 

“The early concept designs provide information on the routes, lane positions, intersection upgrades and new safety features being planned for stages 2 and 3. 

“$5 million has been secured this financial year to continue progressing this massive project which commenced in mid-2011. 

“Strong emphasis has been placed on improving safety, reducing congestion and minimising impacts on the surrounding environment. 

“Residents are invited to have their say at upcoming community information sessions or in writing by Friday 14 November. 

“Information sessions will be held at the German International School at Terrey Hills on Thursday 23 October, from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday 1 November, from 9am to 1pm, and at Mona Vale Memorial Hall on Saturday 25 October from 10am to 2pm. 

“The concept designs are also available online or at Pittwater Council’s offices in Mona Vale.

“Stage one of the upgrade, which includes the introduction of new lanes between Foley Street and Daydream Street at Mona Vale, is currently underway and is expected to take a further 5 months to complete”, Rob Stokes said. 

Further information on the 3 stages of the Mona Vale Road upgrade project is available by visitingwww.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/mona-vale-road/index.html

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Manor Road (Ingleside) – Foley Street (Mona Vale) 

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/projects/sydney-north/mona-vale-road/mona-vale-rd-east-comm-update-14-10.pdf

McCarrs Creek Road (Terrey Hills) – Powder Works Road (Ingleside) 

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/projects/sydney-north/mona-vale-road/mona-vale-rd-west-comm-update-14-10.pdf

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 633 332 (toll free)

Email: monavaleroad@rms.nsw.gov.au

Mail: PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124

Stage 2 - Mona Vale Road East upgrade - Manor Road to Foley Street

What road upgrades are being proposed?

Roads and Maritime has developed a preliminary concept design for Mona Vale Road East which includes upgrading the 3.2 kilometres of Mona Vale Road between Manor Road and Foley Street from a two lane undivided road to a four lane divided road. We plan to locate most of the widening on the northern side of the road. There would be a number of deep cuts and tall retaining walls as part of the road upgrade due to the local terrain.

The key features of the proposed road upgrade are:

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 at the intersection of Ponderosa Parade and Samuel Street with new traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossing

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

Upgrading 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 shared path along the southern side of Mona Vale Road between Foley Street and Ponderosa Parade for pedestrians and cyclists

Providing additional pedestrian connectivity away from the Mona Vale Road corridor due to the steep descent from the Warriewood Escarpement

Providing fauna connectivity at the end of Lane Cove Road near Narrabeen Creek 

Changing the speed limit from 70 km/h to 80 km/h once the road upgrades for both Mona Vale Road East and Mona Vale Road West have been completed.

Stage 3 - Mona Vale Road West upgrade - McCarrs Creek Road to Powder Works Road

Roads and Maritime has developed a preliminary concept design for Mona Vale Road West, which includes upgrading the 3.2 kilometres of Mona Vale Road between McCarrs Creek Road and Powder Works Road from a two lane undivided road to a four lane divided road. We plan to locate most of the widening on the northern side of the road.

The key features of the proposed upgrade would include:

Widening Mona Vale Road between McCarrs Creek Road and Powder Works Road from two lanes to four lanes with a central concrete safety barrier

Providing 2.5 metre-wide shoulders along the length of Mona Vale Road between McCarrs Creek Road and Powder Works Road to allow a safer area for breakdowns and on-road cyclists

Widening the intersection of Kimbriki Road and Mona Vale Road to replace the existing intersection with new traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings. High retaining walls on the southern side of Mona Vale Road will be needed to widen the intersection

Widening Mona Vale Road to the west of Kimbriki Road to provide a westbound truck climbing lane

Widening and upgrading the intersection of Mona Vale Road and Tumburra Street to improve safety. The upgrade will provide a new underpass connecting Tumburra Street with Mona Vale Road. Westbound through traffic on Mona Vale Road will travel over the intersection

Closing traffic access to Mona Vale Road from Addison Road. The existing intersection would only be used as an alternate exit from Addison Road in the event of a bush fire or other emergency. A new road joining Addison Road and Tumburra Street would be provided to allow access to Mona Vale Road

Providing a utility corridor for gas, electricity and network cables away from Mona Vale Road parallel to the local road network

Providing a multi-use path along the length of the project to connect Ingleside to Terrey Hills (for pedestrians, cyclists and recreational horse riders). The path would generally follow the alignment of the proposed new utility corridor Mona Vale Road West upgrade – McCarrs Creek Road to Powder Works Road

Changing the speed limit from 70 km/h to 80 km/h once the road upgrades for both Mona Vale Road East and Mona Vale Road West have been completed.

Investigating fauna crossings.