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Three northbound lanes on Pacific Highway at Warrawee open to traffic
Three continuous northbound lanes on the Pacific Highway near Finlay Road at Warrawee are now open to traffic, improving travel times and traffic flow for motorists between Turramurra and Wahroonga.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Morrison and Berejiklian governments had committed $120 million each to the Pinch Point Program to alleviate traffic bottlenecks.
“Under the Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, we have invested in upgrading the Pacific Highway and Finlay Road intersection to bust congestion for the 60,000 motorists who use the Pacific Highway every day,” Minister Fletcher said.
“We are investing in the Urban Roads Pinch Point Program to deliver small-scale road improvements such as this across the Sydney metropolitan road network.”
The upgrade involved installing permanent no-right-turns to and from the Pacific Highway and Finlay Road by replacing the right-turn lane with a road median to create three northbound lanes.
NSW Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance MP said the upgrade will alleviate congestion at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Finlay Road.
“Prior to the upgrade, the intersection had two northbound lanes and a southbound right-turn lane, forcing drivers to wait for a break in traffic to make the right turns to and from the Pacific Highway and Finlay Road,” Minister Constance said.
“The upgrade is allowing traffic to flow better in both directions without interruption from turning vehicles, especially during the afternoon peak with a continuous northbound lane to Fox Valley Road.”
“Work is continuing for the other intersection upgrades on the Pacific Highway near Fox Valley Road and Redleaf Avenue with construction due to finish in 2022.”
These upgrades involve widening the Pacific Highway to create three continuous northbound lanes and adjusting turning movements to and from a number of cross streets.