$200,000 of safety improvements to go ahead for Stacey Street Bankstown
27 November 2015
Community consultation on a road project to improve safety on Stacey Street at Bankstown has given it a green light, with work to start next month.
“The NSW Government has provided $200,000 as part of the Safer Roads Program to improve safety on Stacey Street by permanently restricting the right turn from Stacey Street into Griffiths Avenue with a concrete median, to reduce the likelihood of crashes at this intersection,” Mr Sidoti said.
“These road safety improvements aim to reduce the number of incidents and injuries, and improve traffic flow on Stacey Street, which is a major arterial road in Sydney’s south-west, connecting thousands of motorists to the Hume Highway every day.
“In the five years to June 2013 there were 27 reported crashes at this intersection involving northbound vehicles turning right into Griffiths Avenue and colliding with southbound vehicles on Stacey Street.
“The project will also involve work to improve safety around the median at the intersection of Stacey Street service road and South Terrace as well as new line marking and signs.
“Parking spaces on the north side of South Terrace and two parking spaces on the west side of the Stacey Street service road will also be removed to allow for the safety improvements.
“More than 2800 letters were distributed in the local area about the project, and the community is thanked for their feedback with 10 submissions received.
“Work on the project is expected to start next month and community and stakeholder feedback will be considered in finalising the construction program for the upgrade.
Mr Sidoti said work is also progressing on the intersection improvements at Stacey Street and Hume Highway, which the NSW Government is funding through the Pinch Point and Safer Roads programs.
“The project aims to improve safety and reduce congestion at this major intersection,
including the installation of a 245 metre safety barrier along the centre median on Stacey
Street between the Hume Highway and Mimosa Road.
“Work is on track and expected to be completed early 2016.
“The community is thanked for their patience, while these important road improvements are completed, and we will continue to update as work on both projects progresses.”
Media: John Sidoti, 0404 887 404
View the original media release.