Faster journeys through Bankstown a step closer

Friday, 30 November 2018

Motorists are closer to experiencing a more reliable journey through Bankstown with work progressing to widen Stacey Street, between Stanley Street and Macauley Avenue.

The Member for East Hills Glenn Brookes has welcomed the latest update from Roads and Maritime Services on this important project which is being funded by the NSW Government’s $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program.

“These improvements will aim to ease congestion for the high numbers of vehicles using the Stacey Street corridor, especially in the morning and afternoon peaks,” Mr Brookes said.

“Motorists will be pleased to know the upgrade is moving closer to completion, including work during the next few months to widen Stacey Street to make space for a new third lane for southbound motorists.”

“Work will also be carried out to install stormwater drains and new kerb and guttering, as part of the work to extend the turning bay on Stacey Street for motorists turning right into Macauley Avenue, and a new third lane between Salvia Avenue and Petunia Avenue.”

“This will deliver improved traffic flow and travel reliability, connecting motorists to Sydney’s south, west and CBD more easily.”

The Member for East Hills said the project is part of the improvements being carried out on Stacey Street and Fairford Road, between Stacey Street and Griffiths Avenue.

“The A6 corridor was identified as part of the Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program which is delivering short to medium term solutions to improve travel time and reliability for all road users,” Mr Brookes said.

“This includes improvements for the more than 9,900 vehicles which travel through the intersection of Stacey Street, Stanley Street and Salvia Avenue during the morning and afternoon peaks.”

“More than 10,500 vehicles also travel through the intersection of Stacey Street, Fairford Road and Macauley Avenue during peak hour – causing congestion for commuters.”

The footbridge across the storm water culvert on Stacey Street, opposite Petunia Avenue, has also been closed as part of the project.

“Due to safety concerns raised by the community and the low number of people who use the footbridge, it was closed permanently from Wednesday 31 October” Mr Brookes said.

“A safe crossing, using traffic lights, is located 200 metres away at the Macauley Avenue intersection.”

Work on the project will be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. Work will also take place at night, between 9pm and 5am from Sunday to Wednesday and 10pm and 5am on Thursdays.

Noisy work will be carried out during the day wherever possible, and where possible, will be finished by midnight where night work is essential. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in both directions throughout the project.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic controllers.

For the latest traffic updates, download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

For more information, visit the Roads and Maritime Services website.

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