New Pedestrian Bridge Ready for Installation
Work to provide a safer crossing between the Brookvale Community Health Centre, Warringah Mall and local bus stops will reach an important milestone at the end of this month with the new pedestrian bridge to be lifted into position across Pittwater Road.
The bridge will be installed across Pittwater Road near William St in Brookvale, providing a safer crossing between the Brookvale Community Health Centre and the bus stops while also improving traffic flow.
The bridge is one of the road improvements being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s B-Line program which are designed to improve traffic flow for all road users and improve the reliability of all local bus services.
“Brookvale is a busy public transport interchange, retail and health precinct regularly used by bus customers, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as general traffic,” Member for Manly James Griffin said.
“This new bridge, which is expected to open at the end of this year, will improve safety and traffic flow through this area.”
Member for Wakehurst Brad Hazzard said using the bridge will be safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
“This new bridge will also mean a shorter wait time for motorists at these traffic lights, which will in turn improve the reliability of all bus services travelling through the area,” Mr Hazzard said.
“The bridge will be fully accessible with lifts on both sides of Pittwater Road and an extra shelter will be installed to provide weather protection for customers using the transport interchange.”
Work to install the bridge will be carried out between Winbourne Road, Brookvale, and Kentwell Road, North Manly, from Wednesday 25 September to Saturday 28 September.
The work will involve some road impacts and local road closures and drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and allow extra travel time.
From 9pm, Friday 27 September to 7am, Saturday 28 September, Pittwater Road, Brookvale will be closed between Cross Street and William Street. Motorists will be diverted via Old Pittwater Road while motorists going to and from the city can use Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road.
From 10pm Thursday 26 September, until 5am Friday 27 September a localised closure of Pittwater Road between William Street and Kentwell Road, North Manly, will be in place to prepare for the installation.