Planning continues for intersection upgrades
1st October 2013
Planning continues for intersection upgrades at Richmond
Roads and Maritime Services is continuing planning for three intersection upgrades on the approach Roads to the North Richmond Bridge to reduce congestion and delays, Londonderry MP and former Hawkesbury Mayor Bart Bassett announced today.
Mr Bassett said “the former State Labor Government did nothing to address traffic congestion for 16 years.
Improving our local roads is one of my top priorities and I am pleased that the NSW State Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government has committed funding to undertake works to upgrade the intersections and approach roads leading to North Richmond Bridge.
Roads and Maritime published the Richmond Bridge and approaches congestion study in July this year which identified preferred short term and long term options to improve safety and reduce congestion on the road.
The study found Grose Vale Road, Yarramundi Lane, Kurrajong Road, Old Kurrajong Road, Kurrajong Road and Bosworth Street were highly congested in the morning and afternoon peak and improvements were required to improve traffic flow”, said Mr Bassett.
“Roads and Maritime is preparing the project proposal this month for identified priority intersection’s upgrades.
Community consultation will continue and feedback used to further develop the concept design for short and long term options to reduce congestion.
Roads and Maritime will also continue to work with Hawkesbury City Council, transport providers, local businesses and other government stakeholders on the proposal.
I have always worked to achieve practical outcomes to upgrade local roads and reduce traffic congestion and I look forward seeing the feedback from the community consultations that will then guide the works program to be included in future capital works programs," Mr Bassett said.
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