Parramatta Road Auburn safety improvements
6 January 2012
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is seeking community comment on plans to improve safety on Parramatta Road at Auburn.
An RMS spoksperson said a number of changes had been proposed to address the crash history on Parramatta Road between Dartbrook Road and Hampstead Road.
“Crash history shows in the five years to June 2009, there have been a number of crashes on this stretch of Parramatta Road including 47 at the intersection with Macquarie Road and another 19 at the intersection of Northumberland Road.”
“To help improve safety and address this crash history, RMS is asking the community to comment on a range of proposals, including on any impact these changes may have on the local road network,” the spokesperson said.
RMS is proposing to:
- Install new traffic lights at the intersection of Parramatta Road and Macquarie Road to provide safer turning opportunities
- Install a raised concrete median from Dartbrook Road to Hampstead Road
- Install pedestrian fencing between Northumberland Road and Macquarie Road, to encourage pedestrians to the pedestrian bridge near Auburn Public School
- Install right turn traffic bays at Station Road, Macquarie Road, Stubbs Street and Kihilla Road to decrease disruptions to through traffic
- Replace existing off-peak parking with full-time “No Stopping” restrictions, except for bus zones, to maintain two through lanes on Parramatta Road
- Install a median island in Skarratt Street at the intersection of Parramatta Road to restrict turning to left-in and left-out of Skarratt Street
Comments on the proposals can be provided by mail to Mr Shah Kshitij, Road Network Officer, RMS, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124, by emailing Kshitij.SHAH@rms.nsw.gov.au or calling 8849 2599 during business hours.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 3 February 2012.