Site establishment work starting for March Street widening work
4 MARCH 2016
Early site establishment work has started for work to widen Marsh Street at Mascot to ease congestion and improve traffic flow near Sydney Airport.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government and Sydney Airport are carrying out major road upgrades in and around the airport to improve the travel experience for motorists with the $500 million joint investment expected to be completed in 2018.
“When completed, the Marsh Street upgrade will include an additional third westbound lane between the Giovanni Brunetti Bridge and the M5 interchange. All existing lanes on Marsh Street will also be widened to provide a safer journey for motorists,” the spokesperson said.
“Motorists will start to notice work around Marsh Street including the establishment of the project site compound, further utility investigations, vegetation removal and adjustments to the north-west corner of Flora Street.
“A right turn bay will also be built on Marsh Street at the Flora Street intersection for construction vehicles to minimise congestion while work is carried out.
“Major work is expected to start in early April and take about 14 months to complete, weather permitting.
“While these major works are underway immediate solutions to help ease congestion are being implemented including a 24 hour clearway on Marsh Street, improving the internal airport traffic circulation and changing traffic light phasing to improve traffic flow efficiency.
All road users should allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic control.
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