It was a Bigge job! intersection improvements at Warwick Farm now open to traffic
4 December 2017
Motorists travelling along the Hume Highway will now be able to enjoy a safer and smoother journey with the intersection upgrade at Bigge Street at Warwick Farm now open to traffic.
State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP said the work was delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $225 million Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads.
“This is excellent news for the more than 50,000 vehicles which travel through this intersection daily to connect with Liverpool Hospital, train station and the CBD,” Ms Gibbons said.
“Crews started improvement work at this intersection late last year to widen the western side of Bigge Street to provide an additional northbound lane, enabling the provision of two dedicated right turn lanes into the Hume Highway.
“Work was also carried out to provide a dedicated left turn lane onto the Hume Highway for westbound vehicles as well as a dedicated left turn lane and shoulder on the southern side of the Hume Highway into Bigge Street for vehicles traveling toward the Liverpool CBD.
Ms Gibbons said some changes were also made to ‘No Stopping’ zones along the Hume Highway and Bigge Street to assist traffic flow and increase traffic capacity.
“These improvements mean motorists will now be able to experience a smoother journey through one of the busiest intersections at Warwick Farm,” Ms Gibbons said.
“By providing a dedicated left turn lane on the Hume Highway into Bigge Street, traffic flow for motorists traveling toward the M5 Motorway and Casula will be improved and the risk of rear end crashes reduced.
“Improvement work was carried out at this intersection to increase capacity as well as reduce congestion and delays for motorists.”
Ms Gibbons said with the upgrade open to traffic just in time for Christmas, motorists will be able to enjoy a smoother journey to the centre of Liverpool including Westfield Liverpool.
“This essential upgrade required a number of closures in the last few months and the community and motorists are thanked for their patience while work was carried out.”
“These improvements will be a game-changer for the thousands of motorists who travel through this key intersection each day.”
“Motorists will still see crews on site until late December carrying out the final median, footpath and landscaping work but will start realising the benefits of the improvements from today.”
“Work is expected to be completed by 23 December and residents and motorists are thanked for their patience.”