Have your say on Erskineville Road intersection

18 April 2013

Have your say on Erskineville Road intersection upgrade at Newtown

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is inviting community feedback on a proposed upgrade to the intersection of Erskineville Road and Wilson Street at Newtown which aims to accommodate longer buses to service the area.

“Route 355 buses can experience difficulty turning right from Wilson Street to Erskineville Road because the current intersection often has waiting traffic queuing on Erskineville Road,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“RMS is inviting public comment on the intersection upgrade in preparation for Transport for NSW’s plans to replace the 10.5 metre long buses with newer 12.5 metre long buses.

“Community members are invited to make written comments by Friday 17 May on the proposal to:

  • Widen the road on the western side of Erskineville Road to provide a short length of left turn lane and a new footpath.
  • Relocate underground utility services under the new footpath.
  • Remove one tree from the road reserve outside the medical centre and landscaping the area adjacent to the new footpath.
  • Replace the existing zebra pedestrian crossing across the left turn lane from Erskineville Road with traffic lights and provide new pram ramps at both pedestrian crossings on the western side of Wilson Road.
  • Move the traffic lights and stop line for traffic travelling north on Erskineville Road, back from the intersection towards Brennan Lane.

“The proposed changes would also enable the Wilson Street cycleway which is currently being considered by the City of Sydney.

“Written comments are invited to David Payne, Project Manager, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124 or email buspriority@rms.nsw.gov.au by Friday 17 May 2013. 

“If the proposal progresses, work could start in late 2013 and involve concreting, installing kerb and gutter, asphalt paving and line marking and RMS would advise nearby residents and businesses before work began.

“For more information, please call Project Manager David Payne during business hours on 02 8849 2268, or visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au under Bus Priority Projects,” the spokesperson said.

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