Have a say on safety upgrade of Botany and Bunnerong Road intersection in Matraville
28 JULY 2015
Community feedback is being invited on a major upgrade of the Botany and Bunnerong roads intersection at Matraville where traffic lights are planned to improve safety and traffic flow.
Roads and Maritime Services has investigated safety improvement options and now invites feedback on the preferred option of traffic lights with pedestrian facilities.
“This year the NSW Government has provided $750,000 to improve safety and manage traffic at this intersection after 20 crashes were reported in the five years to June 2013 within 50 metres of the intersection,” A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“Community feedback is important to further develop the preferred option, which aims to improve road safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, reduce congestion and improve traffic management.
“The proposal includes the installation of traffic lights allowing two lanes on all approaches to the intersection while retaining the right turn lane on Bunnerong Road into Botany Road.
“Pedestrians and cyclists would also benefit with new crossings, ramps and footpaths.
“The project would be funded through the NSW Government’s $246 million pinch point program which aims to relieve traffic congestion and increase safety on Sydney’s road network.
“U-turn movements by trucks have already been significantly reduced with the recent installation of a new truck marshalling area on Bumborah Point Road.
“A further $750,000 has been allocated to improve the surface of Bunnerong Road from Franklin Street to Moorina Avenue at Matraville expected to start later this year,” A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
Roads and Maritime Services encourages community members to send comments by Friday 7 August 2015 to Roads and Maritime Services Project Manager Nicolas Kocoski PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124, or Nicolas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999