Local commuters face delays and traffic confusion when major road changes get underway this week as part of the Warringah Freeway upgrade project.
From Friday 16 June, the Military Road citybound bus lane will close on approach to the Warringah Freeway for up to 18 months, as work to build a new dedicated bus on ramp begins.
If you’re driving or catching a bus towards the city along Military Road, consider travelling before 7.15am or after 8.45am on weekdays, we’re told.
The shakeup means traffic travelling along Military Road and turning from Falcon Street onto the Warringah Freeway will be reduced from three lanes to two, with buses and general traffic merging.
The planned citybound bus on ramp, a separated raised bridge structure, has been designed to remove buses from citybound freeway lanes, Transport NSW said.
“It will remove buses from the citybound freeway lanes, improving travel times and safety for our customers by reducing the need for buses to weave across general traffic lanes,” a spokesperson told Mosman Collective.
An artists impression of the new bus on ramp, designed to improve travel times to the city.
City bound workers are advised to adjust their current weekday morning timetables for a less stressful trip into the CBD.
“If you’re driving or catching a bus towards the city along Military Road, consider travelling before 7.15am or after 8.45am on weekdays for a smoother commute,” the spokesperson said.
“Mondays and Fridays are less busy days on the transport network.”