Cyclist detours for The Northern Road Upgrade

28 AUGUST 2017

Roads and Maritime Services will start work this week to install detour signs for cyclists, with access to The Northern Road and the M4 Motorway between Kent Road, Claremont Meadows and Mulgoa Road, Jamisontown no longer available while the Northern Road upgrade is under way.

A Roads and Maritime spokespersons said a reduced shoulder width meant it would no longer be safe for cyclists to use these roads.

“While the decision was not taken lightly, the safety of all road users is our number one priority,” the spokesperson said.

“Cyclists will no longer be able to use The Northern Road between Glenmore Parkway and Jamison Road and along the M4 Motorway between Kent Road, Claremont Meadows and Mulgoa Road, Jamisontown from Monday 4 September 2017 until project completion in 2020.

“Roads and Maritime understands cycling is an important, fun and convenient transport choice which is why we have liaised with the key local cycling groups to develop the suggested detour routes.”

Detours for cyclists include:

  • Gipps Street, The Great Western Highway, Second Street, Bringelly Road, Jamison Road and Mulgoa Road;
  • Wentworth Road, Kingswood Road, Caddens Road, Bringelly Road, Jamison Road; or
  • Kent Road, Lansdowne Road, Calverts Road, Homestead Road, Wentworth Road, Glenmore Parkway and Mulgoa Road.

The spokesperson said these detours are designed to encourage people to continue to enjoy cycling in a safe and enjoyable way while work continues on important infrastructure upgrades in western Sydney.

“Work to install the detour signs will be carried out between 7pm and 7am from Thursday 31 August to Sunday 10 September including weekends, weather permitting,” the spokesperson said.

“Traffic control and a reduced speed limit will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists as installation work take place.

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

“Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.”

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Media: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit 9462 6299 media@rms.nsw.gov.au
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