Traffic flow improved at busy Ryde intersection
26 June 2018
With the concrete laid and shovels put away, motorists can now enjoy a smoother and safer journey through the busy Victoria Road and Bowden Street intersection at Ryde with work now complete.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the project was delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $300 million Urban Roads 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 more efficient journey through this key intersection at Ryde,” the spokesperson said.
“Victoria Road is an important east-west connector through a number of busy Sydney suburbs and provides direct access to the Sydney CBD.
“Crews have worked hard to carry out important improvements including extending the eastbound right turn lane on Victoria Road from 30 metres to 45 metres and replacing the existing median to improve traffic flow for motorists travelling towards the Sydney CBD.
“Work was also carried out to relocate the existing pedestrian crossing on Victoria Road from the eastern side of the intersection to the western side as well as modify the existing crossings on both sides of Bowden Street to further improve safety for motorists.
“The existing pedestrian crossing across Victoria Road was relocated to eliminate the loss of green light time for traffic on Bowden Street turning right onto Victoria Road.
“New kerbs and pram ramps have also been built and improvements made to the footpath to support the new pedestrian crossing.”
The spokesperson said eastbound motorists will now be able to enjoy a smoother journey through the intersection, especially during peak times.
“More than 35,000 vehicles use this intersection each day so it was essential these improvements were delivered to provide more efficient trips for motorists,” the spokesperson said.
“This work will now prevent vehicles from spilling out of the right turn lane and blocking one through traffic lane on Victoria Road eastbound.
“Roads and Maritime thanks the community and motorists for their ongoing patience while work was carried out.”