December 12, 2021 - January 22, 2022: Issue 522


Mona vale road upgrade: December 2021 update

Mona Vale Road East Upgrade
Traffic Changes in January 2022

Transport for NSW Update - December 2021

The NSW Government is investing $140 million to upgrade Mona Vale Road between Manor Road, Ingleside and Foley Street, Mona Vale, from two lanes to four lanes to ease congestion, reduce travel times and improve safety.

We thank you for your patience during this important work.

Work has progressed along the western end of the Mona Vale Road East upgrade from Lane Cove Road to make way for the construction of new eastbound lanes.

To continue this work we will need to carry out of hours work, please note more information will be provided on a separate notice, and a second traffic change on Mona Vale Road.

Second Stage -Traffic Switch

In the December update, we mentioned two traffic switches are required to continue widening for the new westbound lanes. The first switch took place successfully in early December.

The second traffic change will take place from Thursday 20 January over two night shifts between 7pm and 5am, weather permitting.

The section of the roadway to be moved starts along Mona Vale Road to tie into the existing roadway before the cemetery. The traffic will be shifted to the northern side of the existing roadway onto the new road pavement.

These changes will allow work to commence on the western side of the road which will be closed off to traffic. This work will include a contra-flow to complete the asphalting, line marking and placement of barriers.

To help road users navigate the traffic change, we will have static signs, variable messaging signs and traffic controllers on site. Please keep to speed limits and follow signs and traffic controller’s directions.

If the traffic switch does not happen on this date, we will reschedule works for the following week, weather permitting. We will notify in advance before we make any changes to the traffic.

How will this work effect you?

There may be impacts to some residents during preparations for this traffic change, including noise and lighting during the out of hours work between 17 January to 21 January 2022.

Every effort will be made to minimise the impact by turning machinery and vehicles off when not in use and directing noisy equipment away from properties, where possible.

Residents who may be heavily impacted by the evening work and are eligible for alternative accommodation will be notified 36 hours before the work.

Map of traffic changes on Mona Vale Road:

COVID 19 Response and Recovery Order

To support industry and continue delivering critical infrastructure, the NSW Government introduced new rules last year allowing construction sites, including public infrastructure projects, to operate on weekends and public holidays up until 31 March 2022.

We have been using these new rules for some time, particularly with our weekend road closure work.

High impact noisy activities, such as rock breaking, rock hammering and pile driving will stop at 1pm. All other activities will continue through to 6pm

Upgrading Mona Vale Road will improve how you move in and around the local area.

Thank you for your patience during this work.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more on the Mona Vale Road project please contact our delivery partner Georgiou:

Project information line: 1800 413 640



If you require the services of an interpreter, please contact the Translating and interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to contact Transport for NSW on 1800 413 640. 

Mona Vale Road East Upgrade: Construction Update

by Transport for NSW; November 2021

The NSW Government is investing $140 million to upgrade Mona Vale Road between Manor Road, Ingleside and Foley Street, Mona Vale, from two lanes to four lanes improving safety and traffic efficiency. Work is well underway across the full 3.2-kilometre length.

Construction has progressed along the corridor including sections of new eastbound lanes close to the Manor Road/ Lane Cove Road intersection in preparation for two major traffic switches scheduled in November and December, weather permitting.

Between the months of July to October, we have;

  • - installed new electrical poles and streetlights
  • - built new road pavement
  • - constructed new kerbs
  • - relocation of telecommunication, electrical, water, sewer and gas assets along corridor
  • - piling works for the new retaining wall near Boundary Street and adjacent to Narrabeen Creek/ Lane Cove Road. 

Before and after photos of the new eastbound lanes east of Manor Rd/Lane Cove Rd (asphalt yet to be placed – red arrow showing same pole). Photo: Transport for NSW

Activities happening on site

Saw cutting the rock cutting opposite Boundary Street. Photo: Transport for NSW

Constructing new concrete barrier adjacent to proposed truck arrester bed. Photo: Transport for NSW

Completed piles for new retaining wall near Boundary Street. Photo: Transport for NSW

Commencement of the base slab for one of two major retaining walls near Boundary Street. Photo: Transport for NSW

Activities planned in the coming months

Manor Road to Mona Vale Cemetery

We will continue to build this new section of road, activities in the coming months include:

  • - hammering, excavating, crushing, and hauling of rock materials
  • - trenching of drainage lines, pits, and services
  • - constructing piles and retaining walls
  • - installing precast panels
  • - kerb and barrier placement
  • - laying of asphalt
  • - installing road signage and line marking
  • - landscaping

Mona Vale Cemetery to Foley Street

We will carry out utilities work including upgrading and relocating stormwater, sewage and water mains, electricity and telecommunications.

Activities in the coming months include:

  • - trenching of drainage lines, pits, and services
  • - kerb and barrier placement
  • - laying of asphalt
  • - installing road signage and line marking
  • - landscaping

There may be temporary traffic changes to safely guide traffic around the worksites. Visual messaging signage will show any changed conditions.

Western Early Works

We have completed the construction of the future road embankment and are using the area to stockpile crushed materials from our works to use across the project.

How will the work affect you?

Our utility and earthworks use a range of equipment, including excavators with rock hammers, rippers, tipper trucks, vacuum trucks, road saws, rollers, street sweepers, light vehicles and light towers.

This work may be noisy at times and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

During night work, we aim to direct light away from residential properties and turn off equipment and vehicles when not in use. Sound mats are used where possible to reduce the noise from activities taking place within a confined area.

Residents who may be heavily impacted by the out of hours work and are eligible for alternative accommodation will be notified 48 hours before the work. 

Our work schedule

Our standard working hours are between 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and between 8am to 6pm on Saturdays.

Out of hours work may happen between 8pm and 5am with up to three shifts per week, weather permitting.

We will not work more than two consecutive nights in the same area. We will advise you before we start night work near your property.

Christmas Break

There will be no works during the Christmas period from 5pm Wednesday 22 December 2021 until 7am Tuesday 4 January 2022. We will continue to monitor our sites throughout this period.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. 

Project background

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Macquarie Park corridor strategy

In 2009, Roads and Maritime prepared a corridor strategy for the area from Mona Vale to Macquarie Park. The strategy identified short and long term priorities for Mona Vale Road, including the East and West upgrades.

Community need

On Tuesday 1 October 2013, a fatal tanker crash occurred on Mona Vale Road just east of the roundabout at Ponderosa Parade/Samuel Street. The clean-up of this crash took more than 24 hours and resulted in total closure of Mona Vale Road in this location.

A combination of the community concern and the crash history in this area has resulted in Roads and Maritime elevating the priority of further road upgrades.

Interim improvements

Initial work to improve safety on the approach to the Ponderosa Parade/Samuel Street roundabout was completed in early 2015. The work included new speed limit signs and improved line markings, signs on the steep descent and warning signs.

Previously - also available:

Below run photographs taken returning east on December 27, 2021 

images by Pittwater Online News photographer.