Night work continues to improve traffic flow on Hume Highway in Villawood

4 DECEMBER 2015

Roads and Maritime Services is continuing night work on the Hume Highway in Villawood.

The night work would be delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $246 million Pinch Point Program, which targets traffic congestion on Sydney’s major roads.

“Work will involve installing traffic light sensors in the road surface, which monitor traffic volumes and ensure the traffic light timing reflects the number of vehicles using the intersection,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“This work was due to be completed in September but was delayed by wet weather and noise restrictions during the NSW Higher School Certificate exam period.

“Roads and Maritime will carry out the work at night to reduce the impact on motorists, between 8.30pm and 5am, with work expected to be completed on Sunday 13 December, weather permitting.

“There is no work scheduled on Saturday nights.

“Roads and Maritime will make every effort to limit noise by completing the noisiest work before 11pm.

“Local residents and road users are advised work may require some lane closures and traffic changes, to ensure the safety of motorists and workers.

“Motorists should plan ahead and follow traffic detours and speed restrictions. Roads and Maritime thanks road users for their patience, while the work is carried out.

“Work to build an extra right turn lane from the Hume Highway into Woodville Road has already been completed as part of the project, which involved removing the concrete median.

“This extension will ease congestion and queueing during the morning and afternoon peak, address

delays for westbound vehicles and reduce the risk of rear-end crashes for cars queued across

lanes.” For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 8588 5999 or media@rms.nsw.gov.au

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