City Road (Pacific Highway) intersection upgrades at Kahibah Road and Northcott Drive

Roads and Maritime Services is planning to upgrade the intersections of City Road (Pacific Highway) at Kahibah Road and Northcott Drive.

The NSW Government has provided $12 million for the upgrades to improve traffic flow and safety.

Updates and announcements

A contract to develop the environmental assessment for the project has been awarded to Umwelt Australia. Work is well advanced on the concept design and review of environmental factors.

We will continue to keep stakeholders and the community informed as planning progresses.

Project background

Up to 6000 vehicles per hour travel through the intersections of City Road (Pacific Highway) with Northcott Drive and Kahibah Road.

The intersections have been identified as ‘pinch points’ meaning motorists experience delays.

As they are close together, the intersections share congestion and safety issues during busy periods.

There have been 31 crashes resulting in 21 casualties at these intersections since late 2012.

The NSW Government has provided $700,000 to continue planning in 2018-19.

The proposed work is planned to start in 2020 and take up to 12 months to complete.

Features and benefits

The upgrades would:

  • improve traffic flow on City Road (Pacific Highway) at the intersections of Northcott Drive and Kahibah Road by reducing existing queues
  • address safety issues at the existing right turns from City Road (Pacific Highway) into Northcott Drive and Kahibah Road by extending right turn lanes
  • build new left turn lanes from City Road (Pacific Highway) into Northcott Drive and into Kahibah Road
  • improve pedestrian facilities, including new crossings and footpaths.

Next steps

Work is well advanced on the concept design and environmental assessment. Timing to display the concept design and review of environmental factors is being assessed and at this stage is subject to approvals.

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