Have a say on intersection improvements along the Great Western Highway at Parramatta
16 August 2017
Members of the community are encouraged to provide feedback on a proposal to reduce congestion along the Great Western Highway at the intersections of Pitt and Marsden streets at Parramatta.
Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee MP, said the proposed improvements would be delivered as part of the $30 million Parramatta Congestion Improvement Program which aims to reduce congestion around the Parramatta local government area by upgrading key intersections that access the Parramatta Central Business District.
“The proposed work will improve access to and from the busy Parramatta CBD as well as reduce traffic queues at these key intersections along the Great Western Highway,” Geoff said.
“The efficiency of the intersections and safety for all road users will also be improved and through traffic will be increased to allow better access to Parramatta CBD.
“Work would include widening the southern side of the Great Western Highway to build a westbound left turn lane into Pitt Street to increase traffic flow along the main road.
“The existing right turn lane into Marsden Street would also be relocated to accommodate a new left turn lane on the Great Western Highway into Marsden Street to ease congestion in the peak.”
Geoff said the existing right turn lane on the Great Western Highway into Pitt Street would be extended to improve traffic flow and the layout of traffic lights at both intersections would be modified.
“Work would also include providing three lanes in Pitt Street on the approach to the Great Western Highway to increase through traffic during peak periods,” Mr Lee said.
Mr Lee said trees and shrubs would be removed at the corner of the Great Western Highway and Pitt Street to accommodate the new left turn lane.
“Roads and Maritime Services will continue to keep the community updated about these essential improvements.”
Feedback on the proposed improvements is invited by Wednesday 23 August and will be considered when finalising the proposal.
Comments can be provided by emailing PCIP@rms.nsw.gov.au, writing to Parramatta Congestion Improvement Program, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124, calling the project team on 1800 316 763 or visiting www.rms.nsw.gov.au/pcip.
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