Work starts to improve busy Great Western Highway intersection at Eastern Creek
26 June 2018
Motorists will soon benefit from improvements to the intersection of the Great Western Highway, Doonside Road and Brabham Drive at Eastern Creek with work starting in late June.
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.
“Thousands of vehicles, including a large number of heavy vehicles, travel through this busy intersection each day so it is essential to get started on this work to improve efficiency and congestion,” the spokesperson said.
“This intersection also provides direct access to the Huntingwood Industrial Area, Bungaribee and Western Sydney Parklands so it is important to ensure motorists can enjoy a more efficient and safer trip.
“Work will involve widening the road into the existing grassed median along the Great Western Highway to create additional right turn lanes onto Doonside Road and Brabham Drive which will provide more capacity for through traffic.
“The existing left slip lanes onto Doonside Road and Brabham Drive will also be widened to improve efficiency at the intersection.
“Signalised pedestrian crossings will be installed at the sides of the intersection to provide safer crossing opportunities for pedestrians.”
Work will be carried out up to six days and five nights a week between late June and Friday 21 December.
Crews will be on site from 8pm and 5am 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, site compounds will be set up on the north west corner of the Great Western Highway and Doonside Road as well as on the Great Western Highway between Rooty Hill Road South and Westlink M7. The site compounds will be used as site offices and to store material throughout the project.”
The spokesperson said traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
“The Great Western Highway is a main route which links Parramatta to the Blue Mountains region as well as providing direct access to the Cumberland Highway, M7 and M4 motorways,” the spokesperson said.
“Once the project is complete, motorists will be able to enjoy a more efficient and safer journey through this busy intersection, particularly during peak periods.
“The community is thanked for their patience while this essential improvement work is carried out.”
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.
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