This is Route 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway. The road is situated next to the ocean with the mountains in the distance.

The New South Wales Government has announced $75 million in funding for safety and congestion upgrades to the popular Northern Beaches road.

The upgrades will be conducted along a 9.5km stretch of the Northern Beaches Road’s Parkway from Narrabeen to Frenchs Forest, and include localised widening and additional turning lanes to reduce crashes and improve the efficiency of the corridor.

State Minister for Infrastructure, Rob Stokes, said the upgrades would help reduce crashes and improve access to Northern Beaches Hospital.

 “Sections of Wakehurst Parkway are some of the most dangerous black spots on the Northern Beaches, which is why we’re pressing ahead with our $75 million funding commitment,” Mr Stokes said.

“These works will help reduce crashes, improve access to Northern Beaches Hospital, and save commuters time by improving the overall efficiency of the wider road network.”

The funding is in addition to $18.1 million already provided to Northern Beaches Council to improve flood mitigation on Wakehurst Parkway.

State Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Natalie Ward, said the upgrades would have positive flow-on effects for the adjoining road network.

“The works will improve traffic signals at the Dreadnought Road intersection, upgrade the Oxford Falls Road West intersection, improve southbound lane capacity on approach to Frenchs Forest, and improve safety at Elanora Road,” Mrs Ward said.

“Wakehurst Parkway is nestled within an incredible bushland setting so these important safety improvements will be designed and delivered to minimise impacts on the local environment and community, with updates every step of the way.”

The first round of community consultation for the $75 million upgrade package is expected to open in 2023.

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