Have your say on intersection improvements for Parramatta and Shaftesbury Roads at Concord

19 MAY 2016

Community feedback is being sought on a proposal to improve traffic flow and efficiency at the intersection of Parramatta and Shaftsbury roads at Concord.

John Sidoti said the NSW Government would fund the proposal as part of the $246 million Pinch Point program, which aims to manage congestion, reduce delays and improve travel times on key road corridors, particularly during peak travel times.

“Parramatta Road is a key corridor connecting Sydney’s west with the CBD and carries about 60,000 vehicles every day,” Mr Sidoti said.

“Shaftesbury Road is used as a main access route to Burwood and motorists turning right from Parramatta Road into Shaftesbury Road often queue in the through lanes blocking traffic.

“The intersection also experiences high levels of bus movements and is adjacent to the Burwood bus depot.

“Feedback is being sought on an additional eastbound right turn lane into Shaftesbury Road which would involve widening both roads.

“The traffic lights and drainage system would also be modified and the footpaths realigned.

“The work would require the removal of about 25 trees along the front of Concord Oval and new landscaping would be determined in consultation with the City of Canada Bay Council.”

These changes are expected to reduce congestion on Parramatta Road and increase the capacity at the traffic lights.

Comments can be sent by Friday 24 June to delivery partner Ventia Boral Amey Joint Venture at PO Box 838 Rockdale, NSW 2116 or nswenquiries@vbajv.com.au

All feedback will be considered and help inform the detailed design of the project.

For more information on the Pinch Point program visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

Media: John Sidoti 0404 887 404

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