NSW Government delivering on pinch points

Wednesday 4 July 2018

“Getting you from A to B more smoothly” was the clear message delivered today by Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport Kevin Anderson and Member for Seven Hills Mark Taylor.

Mr Anderson and Mr Taylor were at the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Blacktown Road at Prospect to visit work which started last week on another of the NSW Government’s $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Points projects.

“The NSW Government is investing in easing congestion on 32 of Sydney’s busiest road corridors so Sydney siders can spend more time doing the things they love, rather than being stuck in traffic, Mr Anderson said.

Mr Taylor said providing one dedicated right turn lane, one shared through and right turn lane on the Blacktown Road approach to Great Western Highway will reduce queueing along Blacktown Road and the incidence of rear end crashes at the intersection.

“The left turn slip lane on Blacktown Road for motorists approaching the Great Western Highway will also improve traffic flow and reduce queuing, benefitting motorists and the community for years to come,” Mr Taylor said.

“The existing pedestrian crossings on Blacktown Road will be adjusted as well as traffic lights and phasing at the intersection with bus stops to also be relocated to ease congestion.”

Work is expected to be completed in November.

KEY POINTS:

  • Convert the existing bus lanes to general traffic lanes on Blacktown Road and Great Western Highway
  • Install dual right turn lanes on the Great Western Highway into Blacktown Road
  • Dedicated left turn lane and shared through and right lane on Clunies Ross Street approach.
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