Night work starts on Prospect Highway in Blacktown

Thursday 15 October 2015

Parliamentary Secretary for Roads John Sidoti today announced Roads and Maritime Services will carry out utility investigation work this week on the Prospect Highway, between north of Lancelot Street and St Martins Crescent, Blacktown.

“The investigation work will inform the $3 million NSW Government funded upgrade of the Prospect Highway,” Mr Sidoti said.

“This work will identify the location of utilities for the final construction design for the upgrade and be carried out at night to reduce the impact on motorists from today for up to one week from 9pm to 5am, weather permitting.

“Work will be carried out using a vacuum truck and concrete cutters to dig through the road and every effort will be made to limit noise through staging and completing the noisiest work before 11pm.

“The lane closest to where work is taking place will be closed for the safety of motorists and workers.

“Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow all signs including traffic detours and reduced speed limits.

“The Prospect Highway upgrade will involve expanding the two lane road to provide a four lane divided road with new bridges across the M4 Motorway and the Great Western Highway to increase safety and cater for expected traffic growth in the area.

“Roads and Maritime will continue to inform the community as planning progresses to the next stage,” Mr Sidoti said. For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

Media: Vanessa Juresic 0419 618 081

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