A wider, safer Prospect Highway at Blacktown

Friday 18 October 2013

A wider, safer Prospect Highway from Prospect to Blacktown

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport & Roads Mr Stuart Ayres MP invites the community to give feedback to the early concept design of the Prospect Highway upgrade from Prospect to Blacktown which aims to improve safety and meet future traffic demand.
“The upgrade of the Prospect Highway from Reservoir Road at Prospect to St Martins Crescent at Blacktown, connecting Blacktown and the M4 Western Motorway, will deliver great benefits to road users,” Mr Ayres said.

“We’re inviting community feedback on the proposal to upgrade the road to two lanes in each direction and duplicate the bridges over the M4 Western Motorway and the Great Western Highway.

“A new two way road would also be provided between the Great Western Highway and the Prospect Highway to improve access.

“Roads and Maritime is currently upgrading the M4 Western Motorway westbound entry and exit ramps and intersection and installing a permanent cycle shared path between M4 Western Motorway bridge and Reservoir Road at Prospect. “The work which aims to support the Wet and Wild Sydney development started in January this year and is expected to be completed shortly.

“Roads and Maritime has carried out early investigations for the Prospect Highway upgrade including developing a strategic concept design and access strategy.

“The community is invited to meet the project team and ask questions at the community session on Saturday 26 October from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at Library Function Centre, Level 1, Max Webber Library Building, corner Flushcombe Road and Alpha Street at Blacktown.

“An informal drop in session will be held on Wednesday 6 November from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at Shelley Public School, Hadrian Ave at Blacktown.

“The community can view the concept design until 24 November at the Max Webber Library Building, Corner Flushcombe Road and Alpha Street and the Blacktown City Council office, 62 Flushcombe Road at Blacktown.

“The proposal will also be displayed on Thursday 14 November from 3pm to 7pm at Westpoint Shopping Centre, 17 Patrick Street at Blacktown.

“Residents can submit written feedback by 24 November to ‘Prospect Highway upgrade’ c/o Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta CBD NSW 2124 or by email to ProspectHighway@rms.nsw.gov.au.

For more information call the project team on 1300 660 275 or visit the Prospect Highway upgrade web page.

Media: Stuart Ayres 47228660

View the original media release (PDF).

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