Work powers on to improve Andromeda Drive intersection at Cranebrook

3 October 2017

Work to improve the intersection of Andromeda Drive and The Northern Road at Cranebrook is progressing well with the next stage of work now being carried out.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW and Australian governments are funding this project to improve the intersection which has been identified as a local blackspot.

“The Northern Road is a major north-south connector through Penrith and the intersection with Andromeda Drive provides access to residential areas and schools in Cranebrook,” the spokesperson said.

“Crews started improvement work at this intersection in June this year to install new traffic lights and widen the southbound lane on The Northern Road heading towards Penrith to provide motorists with safer turning opportunities into and out of the residential area.

“The improvements also include building new footpaths and pram ramps, removing and replacing asphalt, relocating utilities and improving drainage at the intersection.

“Work has already been carried out to install a stormwater drain, build kerb and gutters as well as remove some vegetation.”

The spokesperson said work will continue to be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays until Friday 22 December, weather permitting.

Night work will also take place between 8pm and 5am, excluding Saturdays.

“This project is being carried out to ensure the community can safely access this key intersection and these improvements will aim to reduce the number and severity of crashes at this intersection,” the spokesperson said.

“Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of noise on residents and businesses.”

Traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

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

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

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

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