Work starts on improvements to Cumberland Highway intersection at Greystanes

20 April 2018

Motorists will soon benefit from improvements to the intersection of the Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road at Greystanes with work starting in mid-May.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the improvements are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Points Program which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

“This is great news for the thousands of motorists who use this intersection and this work will aim to improve efficiency and reduce congestion for road users,” the spokesperson said.

“The Cumberland Highway is the main route which links the Pacific Highway in Sydney’s north with the Hume Highway in Sydney’s south-west and is a gateway to the M4 and M2 motorways.”

The spokesperson said work will be carried out to install dual right turn lanes on both sides of Merrylands Road as well as on the northbound side of the Cumberland Highway.

“The existing traffic island at the south eastern corner of the intersection will be removed to improve traffic flow and the westbound bus bay modified to accommodate the new road alignment along Merrylands Road,” the spokesperson said.

“Work will also be carried out to adjust the central median on all approaches of the intersection to accommodate the new turning lanes.

“Crews will also carry out work to install barriers along the southbound side of Cumberland Highway, adjust the existing traffic lights as well as footpaths and kerbs.

“Once the project is complete, motorists will be able to enjoy a safer and more efficient journey through this busy intersection, particularly at peak periods.”

Work will be carried out for up to 200 night and 180 day shifts from Monday 14 May to mid-next year for up to six days and five nights a week.

Crews will be on site from 8pm and 7am Sunday to Friday, while day work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays and weather permitting.

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

“Electronic message signs will be in place to remind motorists of work at the intersection.

“As part of the work, a site compound will be set up at on Pavesi Street at Smithfield. The site compound will be used as a site office and to store material throughout the project.

“While work is carried out, the westbound bus stop on Merrylands Road opposite Ringrose Avenue will be temporarily located around 40 metres west of the existing bus stop.”

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 thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.

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