Wakehurst Parkway road closures during june long weekend

 

Source: Manly daily

A section of Wakehurst Parkway is to be closed for road works over the whole June long weekend

Motorists can expect traffic snarls on roads around the Northern Beaches Hospital over the June long weekend when a section of Wakehurst Parkway is closed for road works.

Roads and Maritime Services is closing a section of Wakehurst Parkway at Frenchs Forest, near Warringah Rd, for the whole June holiday long weekend. Picture: Annika Enderborg

Roads and Maritime Services is closing a section of Wakehurst Parkway at Frenchs Forest, near Warringah Rd, for the whole June holiday long weekend. Picture: Annika Enderborg

TRAFFIC delays are expected around the Northern Beaches Hospital after authorities close a section of the Wakehurst Pkwy for the whole upcoming holiday long weekend.

The Parkway will be shut between Warringah Rd and Aquatic Dr at Frenchs Forest — from 8pm this Friday to 5am, Tuesday, June 11 — as part of work on the $500 million upgrade to the network around the hospital.

Detours and diversions will be in place around the closure of a section of Wakehurst Parkway during the June 2019 holiday long weekend. Source: Roads and Maritime Services

During the closure access to the hospital will still be available via the entrance on Frenchs Forest Rd East.

Over the long weekend motorists heading north on the Parkway will use a short detour via Aquatic Dr and Allambie Rd to Frenchs Forest Rd East. Those travelling south must use a longer detour via Warringah and Pittwater roads. The Parkway will be closed southbound from Warringah Rd to Seaforth.

A map showing alternative routes to get round the closed section of Wakehurst Parkway during the June 2019 holiday long weekend. Source: Roads and Maritime Services

Eastbound and westbound traffic conditions along Warringah Rd will remain unchanged.

“While the closure is in place, all road users are encouraged to plan ahead and use alternative routes,” a RMS spokesman said.

“In particular, motorists north of Narrabeen who normally travel south using Wakehurst Pkwy will have a better trip using Pittwater Rd. Public buses and emergency vehicles access will be maintained through the work area at all times.”

Work on the first stage of the project, around Frenchs Forest and Naree roads, finished in October last year.

“Work is now powering ahead on the Warringah Rd underpass which will provide more capacity for motorists once complete,” the spokesman said.

Road works on the intersection of Forest way and Warringah Road showing work on the new underpass. Picture: John Appleyard

“Work will involve installing drainage, kerb and guttering, building a concrete median as well as resurfacing, asphalting and line marking the road.

“Once work is complete on the surface roads, the majority of work will be carried out only in the underpass which is great news for motorists.”


 

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