Toronto - Cary Street safety and traffic flow improvements

Roads and Maritime Services has upgraded Cary Street between The Boulevarde and Victory Parade at Toronto to improve safety and traffic flow. The upgrade involved installing traffic lights at the Donnelly Avenue and James Street intersection with right turn bays on Cary Street for northbound and southbound traffic.

Updates and announcements

The Cary Street upgrade between The Boulevarde and Bay Street to improve safety and traffic flow was completed in early October 2016.

The NSW Government provided $8.8 million to carry out the safety and traffic improvements. Upgrade work included widening the western side of Cary Street to provide two lanes in each direction between The Boulevarde and Victory Parade with right turn bays at the Donnelly Avenue and James Street intersection.

Work also included installing a new median strip, road surface repairs and line marking.

In August, new traffic lights were installed and switched on at the Cary Street, Donnelly Avenue and James Street intersection as part of this important upgrade.

Project background

Cary Street at Toronto forms part of the Wallsend to Morisset route that provides direct access through the western side of Lake Macquarie and is the main road access to residential, commercial and recreational areas in the Toronto CBD and to west Lake Macquarie.

Around 25,000 vehicles per day use Cary Street between The Boulevarde and Bay Street. In peak travel times motorists experience delays due to a single through lane northbound at Victory Parade, and a shared through and right turn lane southbound at James and Thorne Streets.

There is also a history of crashes along this section of Cary Street with the majority of incidents involving turning vehicles or rear end crashes near Victory Parade and James Street.

Roads and Maritime previously investigated widening Cary Street as part of a long running plan for a future upgrade of the Toronto to Booragul corridor and has since identified safety and traffic improvements for Cary Street in the short term.

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