Community invited to have a say on proposed Alexandria to Moore Park Connectivity Upgrade

8 JUNE 2017

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson today invited the community to have a say on the proposed upgrade of the Alexandria to Moore Park road corridor to reduce travel time, improve connectivity and support urban renewal on the southern outskirts of the Sydney CBD.

The spokesperson said the preliminary concept design for the proposed Alexandria to Moore Park Connectivity Upgrade will be on display until Friday 7 July, giving the community a chance to provide feedback.

“The NSW Government is planning ahead to improve roads in one of Sydney’s fastest growing precincts,” the spokesperson said.

“The southern fringe of the CBD, including Green Square, is being transformed from heavy industrial to commercial and residential use with around 60,000 residents expected to live in the Green Square area by 2030.

“We want the community to provide feedback on the proposed upgrade which will aim to improve critical intersections and pinch points in the inner city suburbs of Alexandria, Waterloo and Moore Park and support nearby urban renewal and transport projects.

The spokesperson said the upgrade would include a new shared pedestrian and cycle path along the corridor as well as clearways on both sides of the corridor for extended periods to improve traffic flow for motorists.

“Other key features of the proposal include upgrading the Anzac Parade, Alison Road and Dacey Avenue intersection at Moore Park to an innovative continuous flow intersection, widening Lachlan Street to provide four lanes as well as rebuilding and combining the existing ‘dog leg’ intersections at McEvoy, Bourke and Lachlan streets to form a more efficient four-way intersection,” the spokesperson said.

“The upgrade would also involve widening a section of South Dowling Street on the eastern side to provide an additional right turn lane into Lachlan Street and improve the way traffic merges from the Eastern Distributor.

“Dedicated right and left turns would be built at Fountain Street, Wyndham Street and Botany Road as well as a right turn at Bowden Street to improve traffic flow for motorists.”

Roads and Maritime Services invited comments on the proposed upgrade late last year and received142 submissions, with aspects of the feedback included in the preliminary concept design.

“The community can easily provide feedback on the proposal through Roads and Maritime’s interactive online map,” the spokesperson said.

The community is invited to attend drop-in sessions on Saturday 17 June between 10am and 12pm or on Thursday 22 June between 6pm and 8pm at All Sorts Function Centre at Alexandria to speak with the project team, provide feedback and learn more about the upgrade.

Feedback on the concept design is invited until Friday 7 July and will be considered and used to inform the proposal’s environmental assessment and final concept design.

Comments on the proposed Alexandria to Moore Park Connectivity Upgrade can be provided by using the interactive online map at rms.work/a2mp, emailing a2mp@rms.nsw.gov.au or in writing to A2MP project team Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.

The local community and stakeholders will be kept informed during the planning process to help identify issues and minimise the impact of the proposed upgrade.

Media:  ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 9462 6299

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