Consultation report now available for Centennial Avenue and Epping Road intersection improvements
30 April 2018
Planning is progressing with a community consultation report now available for proposed improvements at the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Epping Road at Lane Cove.
Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Robert MP, said the NSW Government is funding this project as part of the $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest road corridors.
“Thousands of vehicles travel through the intersection each day during peak times and the proposed improvements would provide a smoother journey for motorists,” Mr Roberts said.
“The proposed improvements would involve widening Centennial Avenue to provide a left turn lane for motorists travelling onto Epping Road and making changes to the bus lane merge line markings to improve efficiency and traffic flow westbound on Epping Road.
“The improvements would also include expanding the traffic island on the Centennial Avenue northbound approach to Epping Road and adjusting the footpath on the western side of Centennial Avenue and around Turrumburra Park to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists.”
Mr Roberts said Roads and Maritime Services invited comments on the proposed intersection improvements in December last year and received feedback from 71 people.
“The main comments received included the need for the project, improvements to surrounding intersections, potential environmental impacts, local road issues as well as pedestrian and cyclist safety at the intersection,” Mr Roberts said.
“All comments and feedback provided by the community and stakeholders have been carefully considered and the proposal will proceed unchanged.”
Feedback was also received from 58 people on the implementation of clearways along the Centennial Avenue and Burns Bay Road corridor from Epping Road to Victoria Road with issues raised addressed on the project page. The new clearways became operational on Monday 19 March.
Mr Roberts said Roads and Maritime will now finalise the detailed design and environmental assessment for the pinch point project.
“The proposed work at the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Epping Road would improve the capacity and efficiency of this busy intersection as well as safety for all road users,” Mr Roberts said.
“The community and stakeholders are thanked for taking the time to provide feedback and will be updated as the project progresses.”