Intersection improvements at Parramatta Road and Shaftesbury Road, Concord

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services will be completing night investigation work on Parramatta Road and Shaftesbury Road in Concord. We will be on site for nine night shifts between Friday 29 June and Thursday 30 August 2018, weather permitting.

For more information please view or download the June 2018 community update (PDF, 268Kb).

Background

Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out improvements at the intersection of Parramatta Road and Shaftesbury Road, Five Dock. The improvements will reduce congestion and improvement travel times on Parramatta Road, and increase the capacity for vehicles turning right into Shaftesbury Road.

We are in the process of developing a design for the improvements. Construction work is scheduled to start in 2018.

Project features

The work will include:

  • providing an additional eastbound right turn lane from Parramatta Road into Shaftesbury Road to increase capacity and stop queuing into the through traffic lanes
  • widening Parramatta Road on the northern side and Shaftesbury Road on the western side to accommodate the additional right turn lane
  • realigning the footpath on Parramatta Road and Shaftesbury Road
  • removing about 25 trees along the front of Concord Oval and replacing with landscaping and replanting, decided in consultation with the City of Canada Bay Council
  • upgrading traffic lights and drainage
  • relocating services
  • removing and replacing asphalt and line marking
  • landscaping.

Community consultation

During May and June 2016, Roads and Maritime consulted with the community on the proposed intersection improvement. We received comments from 14 people, raising 83 matters, with the majority of comments relating to the background of the proposal and congestion in the wider Burwood/Concord area.

In response to concerns raised during consultation and to indicate proposed changes to the project’s scope, Roads and Maritime displayed the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to allow for further comment from the community.

Roads and Maritime also held a Community Information Session, in order for community members to discuss the proposal with the project team. The REF was also on display at a number of locations, in addition to being available on this website.

A submissions report summarising comments and responses has been completed.

Next steps

We will be carrying out night investigation work on Parramatta Road and Shaftesbury Road in Concord. The work will include drilling to establish ground conditions and surveying to locate underground utilities to help further develop the design for the improvements.

We will be on site for nine night shifts between Friday 29 June and Thursday 30 August, weather permitting. Our night work hours will be between 8pm to 5am from Sunday to Friday.

For more information on our investigation, please view or download the June 2018 project update.

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