Smoother and safer journeys along Rooty Hill Road North in Sydney's West
20 April 2018
One is the loneliest number so Roads and Maritime Services has now completed two intersection upgrades along Rooty Hill Road North at Plumpton and Oakhurst.
A spokesperson said work to improve the intersections of Jersey Road and Lamb Street at Plumpton and Luxford Road at Oakhurst was carried out as part of the NSW Government’s $225 million Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads.
“This is great news for the community and motorists who can now enjoy a safer journey through these key intersections,” the spokesperson said.
“Rooty Hill Road North is an important north-south connector through Oakhurst, Plumpton and Rooty Hill and provides direct access to the M7 Motorway at Dean Park.
“Crews have worked hard to carry out important improvements including the removal of the existing roundabout, installation of traffic lights and signalisation of pedestrian crossings on all four corners of the Jersey Road and Lamb Street intersection.
“Rooty Hill Road North was also widened near the intersection and dedicated turning lanes provided on a number of intersection approaches to improve traffic flow.
“Work was also carried out at the intersection of Luxford Road to install a left turn slip lane turning onto Rooty Hill Road North and to reduce the width of the median to create an extra right turn lane for motorists turning onto Rooty Hill Road North.
“A new traffic island was also built on Luxford Road to accommodate a signalised pedestrian crossing which will improve safety for pedestrians.
“Work was also completed at the intersection of Richmond Road, Rooty Hill Road North and the M7 Motorway at Colebee last July which has improved traffic flow and safety for motorists who use this busy interchange.”
The spokesperson said now work is complete on these upgrades, motorists will be able to enjoy a smoother and safer journey along Rooty Hill Road North.
“The essential upgrades will improve safety for the thousands of motorists who travel along these main roads and through Plumpton and Oakhurst each day,” the spokesperson said.
“The priority was to ensure the community can safely use these intersections and the improvements will aim to reduce the number and severity of crashes.
“Roads and Maritime thanks the community and motorists for their ongoing patience while work was carried out.”
For more information about road projects being carried out across NSW visit rms.nsw.gov.au.