Bus improvement work on the Pacific Highway, Hornsby

The NSW Government’s Bus Priority Infrastructure Program is improving the reliability and efficiency of bus services, while easing congestion for all road users.

Transport for NSW will be extending the bus only lane and relocating the bus stop on the Pacific Highway between Edgeworth David Avenue and Leonard Street, Hornsby, from Monday 11 January to late February 2021.

This project aims to:

  • improve the reliability of bus services and reduce travel time
  • improve intersection flow of traffic
  • ease congestion and improve travel times for all road users during peak periods
  • improve safety at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Edgeworth David Avenue
  • provide for future growth in bus services
  • improve accessibility of the bus stop for all bus customers.

We consulted the community in November 2020 on working up to five nights per week on the project. We received no community feedback on this planned night work schedule.

Work schedule

We will work up to five nights per week for 25 night shifts between Monday 11 January and Friday 26 February 2021, weather permitting. We will not work on public holidays.

Our night work will be on any five nights between Sunday and Friday from 8pm to 5am the next day.

What is happening?

The work to extend the bus only lane on the Pacific Highway south of Edgeworth David Avenue will require us to:

  • remove nine parking spaces permanently and five parking spaces during peak periods on weekdays from 6am to 10am and from 3pm to 7pm and on weekends and public holidays from 7am to 2pm
  • remove a concrete traffic island 35 metres south of the Edgeworth David Avenue intersection
  • carry out road resurfacing and signage changes
  • install new kerbside bus only lane markings
  • move the current bus stop about 35 metres south of its current location
  • install raised ground surface indicators around the bus stop to let people who are vision impaired know where to wait for the bus and where the bus will stop
  • trim nearby trees.

How will the work affect you?

Our work needs to be carried out at night to minimise traffic disruption and reduce safety risks to our workers and road users.

Our work may be noisy at times but we will do everything we can to minimise its impact. This includes completing noisier tasks, such as concrete cutting and jack hammering, by midnight.

There will be temporary lane closures and reduced speed limit during our work hours to ensure the work zone is safe for workers and road users. Temporary footpath closures and pedestrian detour will be required at times. There will be workers on site to direct pedestrians at these times. Please keep to speed limits and follow signs and traffic controllers’ directions. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

If you have any questions, please contact our delivery partner, DM Roads on 1800 332 660 or nsw_projects@dmroads.com.au.

Location of work, Pacific Hwy, Hornsby