Safety to improve at Londonderry in $7M upgrade
June 30, 2014
Safety to improve at Londonderry in $7 million upgrade
Motorists will soon benefit from a major upgrade to reduce congestion on Blacktown and Richmond roads through intersection and safety improvements at The Northern Rd and George St at Londonderry.
Long-time Richmond/Blacktown Rd upgrade lobbyist Member for Londonderry Bart Bassett said: "After all these years of knocking on government doors, it is satisfying to be able to report to the community that serious work is being done.’’
The $7 million in NSW Government funding will be spent on building a new roundabout at the intersection Richmond Rd and The Northern Rd intersection.
The existing roundabout at Blacktown Rd and George St will also be upgraded to improve safety at this intersection. "An additional westbound lane will be built on both approaches from The Northern Rd, the slip lane from George St will be removed and a new shared path and pedestrian fencing installed to improve safety along Blacktown Rd,’’ Mr Bassett said.
"Roads and Maritime Services thanks the many residents, local business operators and other key stakeholders who gave important feedback to the proposed improvements at the busy intersections.
"The majority of the 47 respondents were supportive of the proposal.’’
Work was expected to start in the coming months to build the new roundabout at Richmond Rd and The Northern Rd, upgrade the existing roundabout at Blacktown Rd and George St and install new footpaths, pram ramps and kerb and guttering.
"New streets lights to improve visibility and signage to give advance warning of the approach will also be installed,’’ Mr Bassett said.
"The community will be advised of work dates and times in advance. The project aims to improve safety for all road users and reduce congestion on Blacktown and Richmond roads.’’
The project is part of Roads and Maritime’s commitment to delivering safe, efficient and quality services to the community and businesses of NSW.
Go to www.rms.nsw.gov.au for more information about the project.
Media enquiries: Bart Bassett: 0408 816 128
View the original media release (PDF).