Improvements on the way for Stacey Street and Fairford Road at Bankstown
3 April 2018
Motorists will breathe a sigh of relief and experience a more reliable journey with improvements to Stacey Street and Fairford Road at Bankstown to start soon.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government is funding the improvements as part of the $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program which aims to ease congestion and improve journey reliability on Sydney’s key southern corridors.
“This is fantastic news for the thousands of motorists and freight operators who travel along Stacey Street and Fairford Road each day,” the spokesperson said.
“Stacey Street and Fairford Road are two of the busiest thoroughfares through Bankstown with more than 55,000 vehicles using the roads each day, so it is essential work is carried out to accommodate growing travel needs”
The spokesperson said work will be carried out in stages to minimise impact to local residents, motorists and the wider road network.
“Stage 1 work will involve widening the southbound lanes of Stacey Street between Macauley Avenue and Stanley Street to provide three lanes in the southbound direction for road users,” the spokesperson said.
“Work will also involve extending the existing dual right turn bay on Stacey Street for road users travelling right into Macauley Avenue.
“Work on Stage 2 will include widening the northbound lanes of Stacey Street between Macauley Avenue and Stanley Street to provide three lanes in the northbound direction for motorists.
“Crews will also be hard at work changing one of the left turn lanes into a right turn lane on Macauley Avenue for road users travelling southbound onto Fairford Road. Fairford Road will also be widened to provide three northbound lanes and a left turn lane at the intersection of Macauley Avenue.
“These improvements at the Stacey Street and Macauley Avenue intersection will provide a faster journey for road users travelling through the intersection.”
The spokesperson said the last stage of the project will help to improve the Stacey Street, Stanley Street and Salvia Avenue intersection by providing a more reliable and safe journey for road users turning out of Stanley Street onto Stacey Street.
"Work on Stage 3 will include the installation of a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing across Salvia Avenue as well as extending the right turn bay into Stanley Street from Stacey Street,” the spokesperson said.
“Roads and Maritime is continuing to work with Canterbury-Bankstown Council to help develop the final design for the final stage of the improvements.”
The spokesperson said these essential improvements will allow existing and future road users to move more quickly through the road corridor, connecting motorists to southern Sydney, Sydney CBD and Sydney’s west.
“The community has spoken and the NSW Government has listened, with work on the improvements expected to start mid this year,” the spokesperson said.
“Roads and Maritime was recently out in the community to talk about the project and answer questions about upcoming work along the corridor.
“The community is encouraged to view the interactive map on the Roads and Maritime website and will be kept informed as the project progresses.”
For more information about the improvements and to view the interactive portal visit rms.nsw.gov.au/sfb.