Changes on the way for Charles Street at Parramatta

Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee announced that the NSW Government is funding work on Charles Street at Parramatta under the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program to improve bus reliability and operational efficiency of the layover.

“Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out work to change the lane configuration along Charles Street between Hassall and Park streets to increase the number of spaces buses can use during a layover as well as improve road user and pedestrian safety,” Geoff said.

Motorists are advised to keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions with work starting early next month to upgrade the existing bus layover area.

“As part of the project, the current one way lane for general traffic will be moved into the centre of the street. This will be a single through lane and once work is complete, traffic will be able to take a left turn only on to Hassall Street or go straight towards Parramatta Wharf.”

To allow work to be carried out safely and efficiently, Charles Street will be temporarily closed to all traffic from Saturday 14 to Monday 30 April. Motorists will be detoured along Parkes, Wigram and Hassall streets while Charles Street is temporarily closed between Parkes and Hassall streets.

“While work is carried out to upgrade the existing bus layover area on Charles Street, a temporary alternate bus layover will be operating on Wigram and Parkes streets,” said Dr Lee.

Motorists are also advised of temporary changes to street parking including no parking on Wigram Street between Hassall and Parke streets while work is carried out. Work on the project will be carried out from Thursday 12 April to Sunday 3 June from 7am to 5pm during the day and from 8pm to 5am at night seven days a week, weather permitting.

“Traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists and access to bus stops in the work zone may also be affected.”

“Motorists and the community are thanked for their patience while work is carried out.”

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