NSW Premier Mike Baird paid a visit to the Northern Beaches Hospital Network Connectivity and Network Enhancement project last week to discuss the benefits of the project, which is currently being completed by the Ferrovial York Joint Venture. Roads Minister, Duncan Gay, joined Mr Baird for the visit.
The visit came as work begins on a non-stop 1.3km underpass, which will allow traffic to flow past the Northern Beaches Hospital, with the overall project hoping to cut 30 per cent from travel times once complete. The project is being delivered as part of a wider plan to relieve peninsula traffic congestion.
Undertaken in two stages, the project will facilitate access to the new Northern Beaches Hospital, once constructed, as well as improving traffic flow to the Northern Beaches through the Frenchs Forest area. The project comprises 4km of road widening including two new signalised intersections, and 1.2km of lowered motorway and 1.6km of three lane road construction on Warringah Road.
Mr Baird, Manly MP, said “To be in a position to be on Warringah Rd, where you will not have to stop at a traffic lights at both of these intersections – Wakehurst Parkway and Forest Way – is a huge benefit.”