Concerns Over Pittwater and Warringah Intersection Safety Spark Calls for Action

Pittwater and Warringah intersection
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Locals remain hopeful that the Pittwater and Warringah intersection in Dee Why would finally receive a much-needed fix, after numerous submissions raising safety concerns.

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The notorious Dee Why intersection has become a hotbed of accidents and near misses for years. Back in 2014, a truck lost control and crashed into eight other vehicles. Then in 2015, in the same spot, another truck rolled and threw traffic into chaos.

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The importance of keeping the upgrade of the Officeworks intersection, where Warringah Roads meets Pittwater Rd, on the Infrastructure Priority List was recently raised in Parliament, together with a call for all levels of government to collaborate to get it done.

A solution similar to the roadworks recently completed outside Northern Beaches Hospital in Frenchs Forest has been suggested, involving the construction of a cutting or tunnel that would enable vehicles to smoothly transition from Pittwater Rd to Warringah Rd, eliminating the need to stop at traffic lights.

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Former Mayor of the Northern Beaches Michael Regan, now the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wakehurst, highlighted the importance of prioritising the intersection’s upgrade during a recent session in parliament.

He highlighted the pressing need to address road congestion in the northern beaches and reminded the state and federal governments not to disregard the intersection’s upgrade. He stressed that the intersection is part of one of the top five busiest roads in the country, extending beyond just the city limits.

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Transport for NSW responded to the proposal by stating that there are currently no plans to upgrade the intersection of Warringah and Pittwater roads. However, the agency assured the public that they regularly conduct corridor planning reviews and studies for state-classified roads to identify opportunities for enhancing network efficiency, safety, and connectivity.

Published 20-June-2023