Community consultation report now available for Richmond intersection improvements

Monday 5 September 2016

Community members can now view the consultation report on planned improvements for the intersection of Bells Line of Road and Grose Vale Road at North Richmond.

Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet said feedback was invited late last year on the project, which aims to improve travel times and reduce congestion through Richmond and North Richmond.

“The Australian Government has committed $18 million to improving traffic flow along this major road corridor which provides a gateway to the Blue Mountains and western NSW,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Currently, westbound traffic queues back to Richmond from the traffic lights at the intersection of Bells Line of Road and Grose Vale Road in weekday afternoon peaks and during the weekend.”

The project involves building turning lanes to improve traffic capacity at the intersection including:

  • Extending the southbound right turn lane on Bells Line of Road into Grose Vale Road
  • Providing two eastbound right turn lanes on Grose Vale Road into Bells Line of Road
  • Providing a westbound right turn lane on Terrace Road into Bells Line of Road
  • Providing an eastbound left turn lane on Terrace Road into Bells Line of Road
  • Extending the northbound right turn lane on Bells Line of Road to Terrace Road

“Two westbound lanes will be built from Pitt Lane to about 90 metres west of Grose Vale Road.”

“After considering all feedback the proposal will go ahead as planned and work to finalise the detailed design and environmental assessment for the project will continue.”

“Seven 15 minute parking spaces will remain on the eastbound side of Bells Line of Road at North Richmond to minimise the impact on local businesses.”

The community consultation report for the intersection improvements at March and Bosworth streets is also available and the project will proceed as planned.

Both reports can be viewed at www.rms.nsw.gov.au

Media: Dee Zegarac | Hawkesbury Electorate Office | (02) 4578 0300

View the original media release.

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