Military Road lane changes from 16 June
The Warringah Freeway is being simplified to make it safer and easier to use, and more efficient and reliable for the benefit of all customers, including active transport and public transport users.
As part of these works, a new dedicated citybound bus on ramp from Falcon Street, Neutral Bay to the Sydney CBD will be built. The future bus on ramp will be a separated, raised bridge structure. It will remove buses from the citybound freeway lanes, improving travel times to the CBD and improving safety for our customers by reducing the need for buses to weave across general traffic lanes.
From Friday 16 June, the Military Road citybound bus lane will temporarily close on approach to the Warringah Freeway for up to 18 months, while work to build the new dedicated bus on ramp takes place. Traffic travelling along Military Road and turning from Falcon Street onto the Warringah Freeway will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes, with buses and general traffic merging.
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. Mondays and Fridays are less busy days on the transport network.
If you walk or cycle along Falcon Street, please note the shared user path on the southbound side of Falcon Street between the Falcon Street northbound off-ramp and Merlin Street will be temporarily closed for up to 18 months. Pedestrians and cyclists will be required to detour an additional 700 metres.
If you’re driving citybound along Military Road, please stay alert and follow signs. You may also consider switching to public transport for a smoother trip.
Check your local council area below to view the travel options available to you.
Travelling from suburbs in North Sydney Council
- Consider catching the T1 North Shore train from St Leonards, Wollstonecraft, Waverton, North Sydney, or Milsons Point stations to Wynyard, Town Hall, Central or Redfern, and then walk or transfer to train or light rail services to reach your destination.
- Consider catching the F4 Pyrmont Bay ferry from McMahons Point or Milsons Point to Circular Quay and then walk or transfer to train or light rail services to reach your destination.
- Consider catching the F5 Neutral Bay ferry from Neutral Bay, Kurraba Point, or Kirribilli to Circular Quay and then walk or transfer to train or light rail services to reach your destination.
Travelling from suburbs in Mosman Council
- Consider catching the F6 Mosman Bay ferry from Mosman or Cremorne Point to Circular Quay and then walk or transfer to train or light rail services to reach your destination.
- If you would prefer to continue using bus services or driving to the CBD, we recommend travelling before 7:15am or after 8:45am on weekdays where possible to avoid delays. Mondays and Fridays are less busy days on the transport network.
Travelling from Northern Beaches Local Government Area
- If you currently travel by car to North Sydney or the CBD through Military Rd, consider catching the bus for a smoother journey. Available bus services include B1, 165X, 168X, 174X, 176X, 177X, 180X, 181X, 190X. We recommend travelling before 7.15am or after 8.45am on weekdays for a better commute. Mondays are also less busy days on the bus network. More seats may also be available on non-B-Line express buses during the morning peak.
- You may also consider catching the 199 bus service from Palm Beach via Mona Vale and Dee Why to Manly Wharf, followed by the F1 Manly Ferry to Circular Quay. These services run every 10 minutes on weekdays. From Circular Quay you can walk or transfer to a train or light rail service to reach your destination. Park&Ride car parks are available in short walking distance to 199 bus stops at Brookvale, Dee Why, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, and Warriewood.
- If you’re driving to Macquarie Park, you may have a better experience travelling via Forest Way, rather than via the M2.