Have a say on proposed intersection improvements on Blaxland Road at Eastwood

28 August 2017

Members of the community are encouraged to provide feedback on a proposal to reduce congestion and improve travel times along Blaxland Road at Eastwood.

The Hon. Victor Dominello MP Member for Ryde said the proposed improvements would be delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program and the $225 million Pinch Point Program which aim to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads, particularly during weekday peak periods.

“The proposed improvements at two key intersections along Blaxland Road will improve safety and traffic flow for motorists,” Victor Dominello said.

“During peak periods, motorists are delayed by the large number of cars turning from Blaxland Road into Balaclava Road and from Blaxland Road into First Avenue.

“Work at the intersection of Blaxland Road, Balaclava Road and Ball Avenue would include providing an additional right turn lane from Blaxland Road into Balaclava Road to reduce queuing for motorists travelling towards Epping.

“Work would also include widening the eastern side of Blaxland Road to accommodate the additional right turn lane as well as building a new raised median in the centre of Blaxland Road to improve safety for motorists.

“The existing traffic lights would also be upgraded to support the new intersection.”

Victor Dominello said the proposed improvements at the intersection of Blaxland Road and First Avenue would aim to reduce queuing and traffic delays for motorists.

“Work would include changing lane markings on Blaxland Road to accommodate a dual right turn lane as well as modifying the existing central medians on Blaxland Road and First Avenue to accommodate the dual right turn lanes from First Avenue.

“The existing left turn lane from First Avenue on to Blaxland Road would be extended to reduce queue lengths for motorists.

“Work would also include upgrading the existing traffic lights and extending the centre median on the northbound approach of Blaxland Road to improve safety for motorists.”

The current left in left out access to Ryedale Road at the intersection with First Avenue and Rowe Street at the intersection with Blaxland Road would remain.

“Roads and Maritime will continue to keep the community updated as the project progresses,” Victor Dominello said.

Feedback on the proposed improvements is invited until Sunday 3 September and will be considered when finalising the proposal.

Comments can be provided by emailing pinchpoints@rms.nsw.gov.au, calling the project team on 1800 572 004 or by writing to Pinch Points Program project team, PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124.

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