Work continues on Epping Town Centre Road and intersection upgrades

6 JUNE 2017

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson today reminded the community of continuing work on road and intersection upgrades in Epping Town Centre to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.

The spokesperson said the work is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Housing Acceleration Fund to support the expected population growth in the area.

“Work on this essential project is continuing to help reduce traffic delays and improve safety for motorists and pedestrians in this busy area,” the spokesperson said.

“Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out this work in stages to minimise the impact on residents, business owners and road users.

“Day work will now start on Project Two and involves widening Epping Road westbound between Essex Street and Blaxland Road and upgrading the intersection at Epping Road and Essex Street.”

The spokesperson said work is expected to take around 15 months to complete and will include building a raised central median about 340 metres long on Epping Road between Essex Street and Blaxland Road and providing a left turn lane from Essex Street onto Epping Road westbound.

“Work will also be carried out to remove right turns into and out of Forest Grove and Smith Street and to remove the right turn from Langston Place onto Epping Road westbound as well as from Epping Road into Essex Street in both directions to improve traffic flow for motorists.

“New traffic light pedestrian crossings and pram ramps on all four approaches to the Epping Road and Essex Street intersection will be provided to improve safety for pedestrians.”

Work on Project Two will start on Monday 12 June and be carried out from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

The spokesperson said Roads and Maritime is asking the community to provide feedback on a night work schedule to allow work on Project Two to be completed as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to residents, business owners and road users.

“Night work is proposed to be carried out for up to five nights a week for around 15 months for a total of 140 shifts, excluding public holidays and weather permitting,” the spokesperson said.

“Work hours would be between 8pm and 5am Sunday to Friday, excluding public holidays, with noisier activities such as saw cutting to be completed by midnight.”

Feedback on the night work schedule can be provided to the project delivery partner DownerMouchel by Tuesday 27 June by writing to Epping Town Centre Project - DownerMouchel, PO Box 6465 North Ryde NSW 2133 or emailing nsw_projects@downermouchel.com.

The spokesperson said work is also continuing at the intersection of Beecroft and Carlingford roads to relocate utilities, install wall panels along the railway line and build the road as part of Project One.

“Work is scheduled to be carried out until the end of July, excluding public holidays and weather permitting,” the spokesperson said.

To minimise the impact to motorists, night work will be carried out between 8pm and 5am on weekdays.

“The community is thanked for its patience while this important work is carried out.”

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

For more information about the Epping Town Centre road and intersection upgrades visit rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/epping-town-centre.

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