Work starts on Underwood Road improvements
10 MAY 2016
Work to relocate a pedestrian crossing on Underwood Road at Homebush will start next week following support from the community during public consultation.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government would fund the work, which aims to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow near the intersection with Australia Avenue.
“This area of Homebush has high levels of pedestrian activity with residential and entertainment precincts and a large shopping centre.
“Currently the signalised crossing on Underwood Road is located very close the Australia Avenue roundabout with limited line of sight for drivers.
“Feedback on a proposal to relocate the pedestrian crossing on Underwood Road was sought in December last year.
“The majority of comments supported the project and work is expected to start next month.
“The project will involve moving the crossing near the intersection of Homebush Bay Drive about 120 metres south.
“Pedestrian fencing will be installed on both the northern and southern sides of Underwood Road to help direct people to use the crossing, which will still provide access to the nearby DFO centre.
“The bus stop on the northern side of the road will also be relocated about 30 metres east.
“This will allow the eastbound left lane on Underwood Road to be extended and improve capacity at the intersection.”
The work will take six shifts to complete between Monday 16 May and Friday 10 June, excluding weekends, weather permitting with work from 7am to 5pm and from 9pm to 5am.
Changed traffic conditions may be in place including lane closures and reduced speed limits.
Motorists should follow the direction of traffic control and allow extra travel time.
For more information on Roads and Maritime projects, visit rms.nsw.gov.au.
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